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Chapter 37. Upgrading Your CPU and BIOS > Inserting the New Processor

Inserting the New Processor

To insert the upgrade processor in your PC, use these steps:

1.
Make sure that you are grounded before you remove the upgrade processor from its container.

2.
Locate the notch on your upgrade processor and on the processor socket.

3.
Line up the notches and carefully insert the upgrade processor into the socket.

If you have a ZIF socket, simply move the locking lever back to the lock position. If you do not have a ZIF socket, make sure that all the pins on the CPU are lined up with the holes in the socket, and then gently apply pressure to the center of the processor until it is firmly seated in the socket.

Check to make sure that no pins are bent or sticking out the sides of the connectors. If you see any bent pins, use your processor extraction tool to remove the CPU. Then, using a pair of needle-nose pliers, very carefully straighten any bent pins and try again to insert the CPU into the socket.


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