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Installing the Microprocessor

Installing the Microprocessor The microprocessor is the part of the computer that does all the processing. The microprocessor and the motherboard are dependent on each other. We must check that the motherboard and microprocessor are compatible with each other.

Installing the Microprocessor

The microprocessor is the part of the computer that does all the processing. The microprocessor and the motherboard are dependent on each other. We must check that the motherboard and microprocessor are compatible with each other.

The Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) socket uses a lever that makes it simpler and safer to install the microprocessor on the motherboard. This socket also makes it easy to remove the microprocessor from the motherboard without damaging the pins located on the underside of the microprocessor or the microprocessor itself.

To install the processor in the LGA 775-ZIF socket:

• Check the voltage requirements from the motherboard and the microprocessor documentation.

• Anti-static wristband is a must.

• Place the motherboard on work desk.

• Take the microprocessor out of the anti-static bag by holding the microprocessor at the edges.

• Check that all the pins on the underside of the microprocessor are straight.

• Locate the socket where the microprocessor must be installed.

• Raise the lever and the flap.

• Align the notch on the microprocessor with the alignment notch on the motherboard socket.

• Gently place the microprocessor in the socket.

• Press the microprocessor firmly in the socket keeping in mind that no damage is caused to the pins.

• Push the lever back down such that it is parallel to the motherboard and locked in place, taking care not to break the lever while lowering it.

The Low Insertion Force (LIF) socket does not have a lever to install the microprocessor. We must force the microprocessor into the motherboard socket to install it. This requires great care while installing the microprocessor.

To install the processor in the LIF socket:

• Check the voltage requirements from the motherboard and the microprocessor documentation.

• Safe to operate with an anti-static wristband.

• Place the motherboard on the work desk.

• Take the microprocessor out of the anti-static bag by holding the microprocessor at the edges.

• Check that all the pins on the underside of the microprocessor are straight.

• Locate the socket where the microprocessor must be installed.

• Align the notch on the microprocessor with the alignment notch on motherboard.

• Gently place the microprocessor in the socket.

• Press the microprocessor firmly in the socket keeping in mind no damage is caused to the pins.

The microprocessors for Pentium II, Pentium III, and Celeron are built onto a card. To install these processors, we must affix the microprocessor card on the motherboard.

To install the processor in the slot:

• Check the voltage requirements from the motherboard and the microprocessor documentation.

• Operate with an anti-static wristband.

• Place motherboard on the work desk.

• Locate the slot where the microprocessor must be installed.

• Affix the plastic retention brackets on the motherboard, if not already installed.

• Remove the microprocessor from the anti-static bag.

• Hold the microprocessor perpendicular to the motherboard over the slot.

• Align the microprocessor with plastic retention brackets.

• Slide the processor carefully in the motherboard slot.

• Pull the lever on the microprocessor outward, if required, to lock the microprocessor to the plastic retention brackets.

 

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