Hardware Installation - 14 -
Completely raise the CPU socket lever.
Use your thumb and index finger to hold the
protective socket cover as indicated and lift it
up vertically. (DO NOT touch socket contacts.
To protect the CPU socket, always replace the
protective socket cover when the CPU is not
Once the CPU is properly inserted, replace the
load plate and push the CPU socket lever back
into its locked position.
Lift the metal load plate from the CPU socket.
Align the CPU pin one marking (triangle) with the
pin one corner of the CPU socket (or you may
align the CPU notches with the socket alignment
keys) and gently insert the CPU into position.
CPU Socket Lever
B. Follow the steps below to correctly install the CPU into the motherboard CPU socket.
Before installing the CPU, make sure to turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from
the power outlet to prevent damage to the CPU.