LGA 1156, Wide Open
This is the socket itself, without the protective cap in place. For those who've installed any of Intel's LGA-based processors, this one isn't much different. The chip only fits one way. You lay it in gently and close up the socket lid over top.
What you will find new is the screw-like post, which keeps the front of the lid secure as the back end seats the processor itself. On the next page, we'll show the mechanism sliding into place.