When changing processors, good preparation, patience and precision are required. If you’re not careful, you risk a frustrating total loss. But don’t worry, broken contact pins (pins) or incorrectly installed processors will definitely not happen to you with the step-by-step instructions from COMPUTER BILD. Here we go!
Install Intel CPU: Installation and assembly
The right preparation is the be-all and end-all: First, create a sufficiently large and well-lit work surface. Gather a screwdriver (preferably with a magnetic head) and optionally a lint-free cloth and an old credit card. These instructions deal with changing an Intel chip and installing the standard cooler included with “boxed” models.
Install AMD CPU: Installation and assembly
The same applies when replacing an AMD CPU: Nothing works without preparation. The most important difference between the AMD and Intel platforms: Instead of “push pins”, AMD has a standard clamp system with a screwable bracket and backplate (“backplate”), as known from voluminous third-party coolers. The following instructions therefore work for both cooler variants.
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