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This is a fairly noob question, and I already called Gigabyte, but I don't want to mess up my mobo or cpu. Anyways, when you start pushing the lever down, should you hear any noise? It's hard to explain, but I can hear the sound of the pressure of the chip being pushed down. Gigabyte said that's normal. Is it?
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I don't think there should be any sound....

Is it turned the right way in the socket? I've never installed a SB chip but any ZIF socket should be about the same. There should be a marker on one corner of the chip to line up with a notch to make sure it's in right.
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Yep it is normal. Of course I would have to actually hear what you are hearing to be absolutely certain.
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Originally Posted by Chalupa View Post
This is a fairly noob question, and I already called Gigabyte, but I don't want to mess up my mobo or cpu. Anyways, when you start pushing the lever down, should you hear any noise? It's hard to explain, but I can hear the sound of the pressure of the chip being pushed down. Gigabyte said that's normal. Is it?
I dont really know too much about intel cpus, but from what i've heard the newer intel sockets need quite a bit of pressure if that helps
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Yep it is normal. Of course I would have to actually hear what you are hearing to be absolutely certain.
it's like, if you pushed your thumb into an apple. That's the best I can think of.
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Had the same sound "issue" installing an i3 on a gigabyte board and my x3440 on my msi board, both worked fine. Of course without hearing it, i cant be sure. For your information mine kinda sounded like a really tight spring being compressed (at least thats how i remember it).
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Had the same sound "issue" installing an i3 on a gigabyte board and my x3440 on my msi board, both worked fine. Of course without hearing it, i cant be sure. For your information mine kinda sounded like a really tight spring being compressed (at least thats how i remember it).
I have a friend that's more experienced in building computers coming to help me. I'm still worried, but the feedback I'm getting is positive. It's just not as easy to push or smooth as I expected.
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with my old 939 board the cpu didnt fit perfectly had to wiggle it while slightly pushing down till it found the sweet spot. But first time when i did force down was a lil snap type noise but no damage done. Was just pins slightly scraping till they slid in..
     
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