What is the best way to install a CPU into a LGA 775 socket? I was EXTREMELY careful the other day, but still managed to somehow bend one of those very delicate pins in the socket. I was able to straighten it, but now I am paranoid and feel I need to remove the CPU and check if any pins are bent each time I install it now, which just becomes an endless cycle because when you put the CPU back in, you could just be bending a pin again, and on and on. Please give me some tips on how to lower the CPU most successfully into the socket without pin problems. Also, what about attaching a CPU fan? Should you screw it down tight or will that put too much pressure on the CPU and pins and cause bending/breaking? I have a Zalman 9700 that uses a bracket to attach to with a metal clamp that holds the heatsink to the CPU. Can this be attached too tight? Thanks for the help.
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