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Installing a Processor

Discussion in 'IPTV Hardware' started by Edmund, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Edmund

    Edmund Guest

    The first thing you need to verify before you purchase a new processor for your system is what socket type you have on your motherboard. You want to make sure that you purchase a processor that fits in that socket. And I am quite sure that it would be more diffucult than buying or replacing the Laptop Keyboard.
    Also be sure you know how many pins the socket has, because some processors support a few different-size sockets. For example, Intel makes both Socket 423 and Socket 478 versions of the Pentium 4, so you need to make sure you get the correct version of the Pentium 4 for your socket. The Table below shows the number of pins associated with the different types of sockets.

    Socket

    Processor

    Number of Pins
    Socket 4 Pentium 60/66 273 Socket 5 Pentium 75-133 320 Socket 7 Pentium 75-200 321 Socket 8 Pentium Pro 387 Socket 370 Celeron and Pentium III 370 Socket 418 Itanium 418 Socket 423 Pentium 4 423 Socket 478 Later Celerons and Pentium 4 478 Socket 603 Xeon (Pentium 4 version) 603 Socket 611 Itanium 611 Socket 940 Opteron 940 Slot A Athlon 242 Slot 1 Pentium II and Pentium III 242 Slot 2 Xeon 330
    Another important CPU characteristic that you have to watch for when upgrading your processor is the voltage the processor requires. The voltage is the power the processor draws from the main motherboard, which the motherboard receives originally from the power supply.
    A processor is designed to run at a certain voltage. You need to ensure that the motherboard you are placing the processor into provides that voltage. If a motherboard supports more than one voltage, you can typically change a jumper on the motherboard, which will then control the voltage used by the processor.
    Installing Your Processor

    To install the processor, first remove the existing one by pulling up on the lever on the ZIF socket. When you pull the lever on the ZIF socket, the existing processor should rise out of the socket a bit.
    When the processor has risen a bit out of the socket, you can then gently lift the processor out. Be sure to lift the processor straight up so that you do not bend any of the pins.

    After you have the old processor out of the socket, you can install the new processor by first finding out where Pin 1 is on the processor chip. Pin 1 is located in one of the corners of the chip and is usually indicated with a gold line marked on the bottom of the chip that contains the pins. If you don’t see a line indicating where Pin 1 is, you will notice that one of the corners of the square PGA is cut off this corner is Pin 1.
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    After you have the old processor out of the socket, you can install the new processor by first finding out where Pin 1 is on the processor chip. Pin 1 is located in one of the corners of the chip and is usually indicated with a gold line marked on the bottom of the chip that contains the pins. If you don’t see a line indicating where Pin 1 is, you will notice that one of the corners of the square PGA is cut off this corner is Pin 1.
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    After you have located Pin 1 on the PGA chip, you also need to figure out where Pin 1 goes in the socket. Again, you can figure this out by finding the “cut-off” corner of the socket. This corner is where the cut-off corner of the processor goes.
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    When you have matched up Pin 1 on the PGA chip with Pin 1 on the ZIF socket, carefully place the processor into the socket and then pull the lever down to lock it in place. Just lay the chip into the socket; don’t push it in. The whole point of a zero insertion force socket is that you don’t have to risk damaging the pins by applying pressure.
    Now that you have the processor in the processor socket, you need to install something to keep it cool, such as a heat sink or fan — or maybe even both.
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  2. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Nice work Edmund.
     
  3. houskamp

    houskamp Active Member

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    real fun now days is determining what ones will fit.. so many different package designs..
    Most of my machines were built with higher end chips already and are basicaly maxed out..
     

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