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Title: How To Install A Dual Core Pentium IV Central Processing Unit
Author: Michael J. Casimir
Categories: Hardware Installations
Central Processing Units; Intel Pentium IV Dual Core Chips
# Of Pages: 1 Creation Date: Sunday, November 30, 2008 7:14 PM
Skill Level: Advanced Last Modified: Monday, October 14, 2013 6:02 PM


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Article Overview


Hardware Installation Procedures


Configuring Through The BIOS


Configuring Through The Operating System


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Learning Objectives:
The following learning objectives are presented in this article:
Learn how to remove an existing central processing unit.
Learn the basics for a successful installation, by learning how to apply thermal grease / compound mechanism to help control the tempeature of the processor.
Learn how to mount the CPU properly within the CPU socket.
Learn the basics of how to install a Pentium IV compatible heatsink and CPU fan.
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Hardware Installation Procedures
Remove Existing Processor

Open the socket lever by pushing the lever arm down and away from socket (a))

Continue moving the lever all the way until you a reach 90 degree angle.

Do not use force when removing the existing procesor; use only enough to reach the angle specified. A good rule of thumb to remember is if you are having problems removing the processor check the lever beside the socket to ensure it is at a complete 90 degree angle.

Remove the processor carefully by using two fingers to grab ahold of either side of the chip. Take your time and do this carefully so that you do not damage the CPU socket.

Once you have the old processor removed you can move to the next section which explains how to install a new processor.

The first step is to decide whether this is an upgrade or a completely new installation. If this is an upgrade you will need to first remove the existing processor. If this a new installation you can simply proceed without reading the instructions on how to remove an old processor.

 


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Overview Of The Load Tape Mechanism
The load tape mechanism works as a protector for the CPU socket and procesor to help prevent damage during the manufacturing process or when the computer is running.
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How To Remove The Socket Cover

There is a socket cover normally affixed to the load tape mechanism that should be removed before the processor can be installed.

Always remember to replace the socket cover when there's no processor attached to the socket.

Additionally, be careful to not touch the CPU socket holes as this can cause damage to the socket or the motherboard.

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Preparing The Central Processing Unit For Installation
Remove the processor from the packaging it came in. Follow the directions that shipped with your CPU to determine how it should be removed.
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Install The Central Processing Unit


Gently grab hold of the CPU on both sides using two fingers.

Use caution when completing this step, as touching any of the pins on the bottom of the CPU will damage the chip.

Align the two arrows in the left and right hand corners of the processor with the two corners on the CPU socket that appear identical. These corners are typically three wholes lining up in a 45 degree angle on either side.



Sixth, verify that the processor has been inserted correctly.
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Slowly, close the load plate by placing the level at a horizental space between the CPU and the socket.

Near the end of the insertion you might have to adjust the lever slightly to the right hand side before locking it into place.

This process usually requires little force, so if the level is not going into place properly take your time and try it again.

Attaching a CPU heatsink and cooling fan
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The heatsink gathers all of the heat and dissipates it through the CPU fan to help keep the core temperature of the CPU down to manufacturer's specifications.

The CPU fan also works behind the same principles except that the CPU fan disipates heat through a constantly moving fan. On most Pentium IV computers, an Intel compliant CPU fan can typically be configured to run at a slower speed to help reduce amount of energy used. This type of setting is usually configurable through a motherboard's BIOS or through seperate software applications that are controlled through the operating system.

A central processing unit heatsink works by "sufficating" all heat generated by the components inside of the computer, including the CPU. A heatsink is an absolute neccessity for any processor running at a 133 Mhz (megahertz). or faster clock speed.

Secure the heatsink and cpu fan to the motherboard
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You will also want to make certain that the CPU fan power cable can reach the appropriate connector on the motherboard. This connector normally consists of two pins, and is situated very closely to the CPU socket.

There are four screws that secure a Pentium IV heatsink and CPU fan to the motherboard. Using any standard slot head screwdriver attach the CPU fan to the motherboard by gently screwing it into the appropriate holes on the motherboard.

When installing the CPU fan you must ensure that the heatsink and fan are inserted in the correct orientation, otherwise it will not be secured properly to the motherboard.

 

Connect the CPU fan power cable.
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If you need assistance locating the correct pin assignment on the motherboard consult the documentation that came with your motherboard.

The final step in the installation is to connect the CPU fan power cable to provide the power neccessary for the fan to function properly. Attach the two pin connector to the system's motherboard connector, usually labelled CPUFAN or FAN1 on the computer motherboard.

 

 
Configuring Through The BIOS
Assuming everything has been configured correctly after your computer restarts your BIOS will detect the newly installed hardware.

The second part of the installation is to determine if the processor has been successfuly installed.

To determine the status of the CPU plug in the power cable to your computer and any other cables that were unplugged before the installation.

Turn on the computer and if the system shows you a BIOS screen the processor has been successfully installed. If your screen is completely black, then the processor has not been inserted properly.

 
Configuring Through The Operating System
Assuming everything has been configured correctly after your computer restarts your operating system will detect the newly installed hardware.
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Overview:

Before installing your central processing unit shut down your computer and unplug all cables attached to the back of your computer. These include power and monitor cables, your keyboard and mouse. Also, discharage any electrical static buildup by touching a metal object such as a door nob or the top of the computer chassis.

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