Installing a new processor

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I recently bought a new processor for my computer, it is a pentium D 3.0GHz, and i made sure it was on the same socket (775) as my P4. I am wondering how easy it is to install it myself and if there are any special things that I need to do in order to make sure that I dont mess up my motherboard when I do this.

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    Sweet, thanks for that man.
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    Be extra careful when you open the box, thats for sure. I tried opening it carefully for my old Celeron 3.0ghz and the box popped open, the cpu flew and landed by on the socket, didn't go in though but 2 pins bend and 1 pin snapped off. Bye bye cpu.
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    Just a tip though, buy an anti static wristband and connect it to your PSU, if you can buy one, ground yourself, I put CPUs in while sitting at the kitchen table (no static around). THe slightest shock can fry a CPU. Also, clean your hands before installing it. Put the heatsink on before you turn on the PC or else the CPU can overheat.
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    I know, to ground myself, Ive installed hardware before. my video card and memory, just not a cpu,
    I have to take out the old one and put in a new one.
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    Posted by LuntiX

    Just a tip though, buy an anti static wristband and connect it to your PSU, if you can buy one, ground yourself, I put CPUs in while sitting at the kitchen table (no static around). THe slightest shock can fry a CPU. Also, clean your hands before installing it. Put the heatsink on before you turn on the PC or else the CPU can overheat.


    Yes, overheat within 5-10 seconds. It just can go above 75 degrees celcius with quickness. Also, how you ground yourself?
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    Wow, thats crazy.
    I will be sure to do that.
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    Nothing really special since it is an intel and not an AMD which needs the cooling paste. So u should be good as long as you hold one hand on a medal part of the case. (Just having your hand on the case is as much protection as you'll need. If you want more just to be safe, go touch a metal pipe, that should be good.
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