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Installing an i7-2600k, quick question about locking it.

post #1 of 7
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So I'm putting together my SB build. I have the CPU in, and when I bring down the lever to lock it in, I have to use a lot of force and it starts making a noise, can't really describe it. Kinda like your tightening something, or bending.

Is this normal? Just making sure before I attempt to lock it fully and ruin a motherboard and CPU.

Thanks.
post #2 of 7
im sure the CPU has notches on it that only allow it to go in one way.....if it sets in the socket correctly then latch it in...i mean it does need a bit of pressure to make sure that its ALWAYS going to be making the best contact possible.
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post #3 of 7
Just make sure it's seated correctly before you push down the lever.

When i put mine in it sounded like it was crunching the motherboard or something; really odd sounding for sure. But I've swapped out motherboards recently and it's the same thing each time.
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normal, mine feel like i just killed 6 babies
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post #5 of 7
Yeah it is terrible feeling but normal - I thought I was going to break my old 920 the first time I put it in...
post #6 of 7
It's normal, but you should still be careful.

I felt like i was using excessive force when i locked mine in. But it worked.
post #7 of 7
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Yeah, I prayed, pushed down, and it's okay.
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