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Cpu Installation and Socket 1155 Problem?

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME..
i have a z77 gigabyte motherboard with 3570k.
i inserted the cpu and every was alined perfectly. I put back down the lever but the tension was so great i was really scared. I took it out and oticed the whole bottom half of the socket was bent. I researched and found that it was natural. Is that true? Please Please Please help. I am very anxious.
Thank-you

Intel core i5 3570k
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H
XFX Pro850w Modular
8gb 1600mhz Corsair Vengeance
NZXT Fan Controller (Mesh)
Antec 1100 (Nice Case)
Corsair H60
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  1. Photos!?
  2. amuffin said:
    Photos!?


    wow that was fast! lol i love this forum
    well pic is here
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/112018686546951542804/albums/5753722721088829137/5753722719222643090

    sorry i dont even know how to use that but yea. thanks!
  3. The socket looks damaged. I would bet you did not have the cpu in correctly.
  4. nope. aligned the notches and triangle and everything lol http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/332358-28-3820-rampage-extreme this made me feel more comfortable
  5. Just checked the Giga site and take it back the socket looks to be ok. The lock is fairly strong. So give it another try.
  6. Ok thank you alot! I get scared as hell when it comes to delicate things like that lol thanks again!
  7. The 'pins' on your LGA 1155 socket should look like this:
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/Intel_Socket_1155.jpeg

    Is there any difference with yours?

    And make sure the lid's notch slides under the bolt head when you close it, not over it.
  8. Made sure of that too of course. and no i think
  9. sorry guys this is my first build and i waited quite a long time for this so i just dont wanna mess anything up haha
  10. Well once you put it all together, did you even try booting it up?
  11. When i pull down the lever i hear a really terrible noise .__. i hope its the base of my lever and not my pins bending. So im stopping and calling a friend. LOL im so frightened right now -_____-"
  12. You do need quite a bit of force occasionally, depending on the socket, to seat the CPU, but definitely make sure the CPU is aligned correctly and fits securely. A good way to test is to grab the edges of the CPU, in a pinch fashion, and gently rock back and forth to make sure the pins are actually going into the socket and not resting on top.
  13. Intel cpus dont have pins? haha so i wouldn't do that, at least for intel.
  14. SuperDuperDino said:
    Intel cpus dont have pins? haha so i wouldn't do that, at least for intel.

    Intel has been using Land Grid Array (LGA) which puts the pins on the motherboard rather than the CPU since the Core2Duo about six years ago.

    The decision got heavily criticized by people worried about how fragile the socket 'fingers' are.
  15. SuperDuperDino said:
    Intel cpus dont have pins? haha so i wouldn't do that, at least for intel.

    That is correct. The CPU has contacts that mate up with spring-loaded contacts on the socket. AMD still uses pins on their CPU and holes in the socket. I'm still undecided which I like better.
  16. You're not building a piano so put it in and lock it... there will be resistance but that's normal...
  17. clutchc said:
    AMD still uses pins on their CPU and holes in the socket. I'm still undecided which I like better.

    Both have their advantages and inconvenient. The LGA socket is mechanically simpler since it is a simple piece of molded plastic with metal contact inserts, no ZIF mechanism required but that comes at the expense of more complex external mechanism to apply force evenly across the CPU to establish electrical contact on more delicate socket fingers.

    Mechanically speaking, I think I would call it a tie.

    Since most Intel CPUs fancied by DIYers are more expensive than the motherboards they sit on while it is often the other way around for AMD CPUs, I would say things are fair enough as-is. Neither side has a clear advantage there either.
  18. RussK1 said:
    You're not building a piano so put it in and lock it... there will be resistance but that's normal...


    I wish it could be that simple but when you personally do yours, do you hear a creaking sound like your pins bending? and trust me, I've made sure 100% I've lined it up correctly.
  19. SuperDuperDino said:
    I wish it could be that simple but when you personally do yours, do you hear a creaking sound like your pins bending?

    In my personal experience, nothing beats twisting a Golden Orb on a naked P3 die in terms of scary noises with doubts regarding whether or not this is normal.
  20. When I installed my 3570K it sounded like there was metal grinding but all is well. I'd say situation normal. There is also some minor noise when installing a 3rd party heatsink.
  21. Man! You guys must have extremely great hearing, LOL. I don't hear squat. I'm envious of your excellent hearing ;)
  22. Best answer
    SuperDuperDino said:
    I wish it could be that simple but when you personally do yours, do you hear a creaking sound like your pins bending? and trust me, I've made sure 100% I've lined it up correctly.


    Yes there's usually some "sound". If you're 100% sure then just lock it. What's the difference between you doing it or someone else? Either way, the end result will be the same. Success or failure.

    Don't worry, just do it and you'll feel better. Make sure it's aligned and lock 'er up! :)
  23. So... two days later and the world needs to know.

    Have you installed your CPU?
  24. Thank you everyone! I installed it and working great. Had to put ALOT of pressure and the sound still made me nervous. Well thanks guys again! haha
  25. Congrats!
  26. Congrats indeed, glad to hear it all worked out :)
  27. SuperDuperDino said:
    Thank you everyone! I installed it and working great. Had to put ALOT of pressure and the sound still made me nervous. Well thanks guys again! haha


    Good job! Thumbs up!
  28. Now onto the fun of using your new system...Grtz
  29. InvalidError said:
    Intel has been using Land Grid Array (LGA) which puts the pins on the motherboard rather than the CPU since the Core2Duo about six years ago.

    The decision got heavily criticized by people worried about how fragile the socket 'fingers' are.

    I have a celeron PGA 478b cpu and mother board.
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