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Piotr
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Installing 10th Generation Intel Core CPU on the LGA 1200 motherboard

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Dear Community People,

I would like to install CPU on LGA 1200 motherboard. This will be my first build with Intel family because I always builded machines with AMD products so I have some questions.

Firstly I readed the owner manual from Intel website and  I can see that I should install motherboard in the case before I will install CPU.  Okay so it is important or maybe I can install CPU outside the case?

Secondly I heard that LGA socket have delicate pins so it is easy to damage socket because pins can bent. I would like to now how it is best practices to install CPU. I readed some guides on the internet:

- From Intel videos I heard that I should install CPU in vertical motion because install CPU in the angle can damage pins but other people told me that the angle method is better. This is link from Intel: https://youtu.be/q_EMqmJRFW4?t=171

This is link to the angle method: https://youtu.be/GOQoNm9xOqg?t=194

- After install CPU some people recommended the "little wiggle" but I don't know if it recommended by Intel? This can damage socket pins? This is link to video with this method: https://youtu.be/fuGwPnWrpow?t=127

- On the old videos from Intel I can see that engineer from Intel after installation of CPU he touched the CPU and I think that this was "hard touch" because we can see like motherboard was bend (I don't meant socket bend I mean motherboard bend). This is recommended to do this? This is link: https://youtu.be/AyKPsS8GX3I?t=184


Maybe Intel can do new video for installation CPU process for LGA 1200? I would like to see real installation like old LGA 775 video without computer simulation. Can you do this?


P.S. I would like to know if it is possible to bent pins if we will install CPU in vertical motion and we don't match ideally with the socket and we will slide CPU to the correct direction? This is link to video:
https://youtu.be/Seu7O6IbATU?t=351

When this guy dropped CPU this doesn't match correctly to the socket and he must delicate slide CPU to the correct direction. Is this good practice or this can damage socket pins? My hands are little shaking in the installation process. On the AMD platform this was not problem but I am little scary because AMD processor doesn't have delicate pins. What do you think?


Please help me guys. I hope that people from Intel help me and will write some tips or maybe they can make new video with installation process. This can be helpful.

Thanks for your time!

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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The 'angle' method can result in damage to the socket. I wouldn't use it.

That 'little wiggle' is fine; I usually do it.

That touch is roughly equivalent to the 'little wiggle'. It is ok either way.

If you are misaligned enough that it is not seating in the socket, do not slide the processor around; lift it and place again - and don't drop it.

Stick to advice from Intel.

Hope this helps,

...S

 

 

 

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AlHill
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In your question, you never once mentioned the  BIOS.  You must make certain  the processor is supported by the bios before you do anything.  So, contact the motherboard manufacturer and ask them.

From my read of your question, you should have the processor, if compatible, installed by a local computer support shop.

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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The 'angle' method can result in damage to the socket. I wouldn't use it.

That 'little wiggle' is fine; I usually do it.

That touch is roughly equivalent to the 'little wiggle'. It is ok either way.

If you are misaligned enough that it is not seating in the socket, do not slide the processor around; lift it and place again - and don't drop it.

Stick to advice from Intel.

Hope this helps,

...S

 

 

 

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Piotr
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Thank you very much for answer. I found also on Intel website tips:

"Pro-tip: The CPU only fits one way, and does not require any force to be seated. You can gently move the CPU to seat it, but do not jostle, push, snap, or otherwise try to force the CPU into the socket."


You wrote that i should not slide the processor around and i should place again. Okay so this is tip for me. On Intel website they said that I can "move" gently to the socket but I trust you so I will follow your instructions. Thanks!

This is link to article from Intel website: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/gaming/resources/how-to-build-a-gaming-pc.html

AndrewG_Intel
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Hello Piotr

Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities.


We are glad to know that the information provided by the community has been helpul.

We would like to inform you that we will share with the proper department your feedback about possibility for a new video showing installation of processor with Socket FCLGA1200 on real hardware. However, we will not have visiblity about the decisions taken for this request.


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