Originally Posted by SeldomSeen31
I was FREAKING
out when I did this 2 days ago. This and being ultra paranoid about static shock were the 2 biggest hurdles I had to jump through.
I kept saying, I can't have to push this hard, I can hear the plastic straining, I am going to have a $650 paper weight, AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!
But, it did need to be firmly pushed in to place. My new HTPC is up and running.
While assembling my first PC and now the HTPC, I ran a wire from the cold water pipe in my house, to a static dissipating wrist strap. I wasn't taking any chances, lol.
And yes, the first time I installed a CPU having to apply what seemed like a lot of pressure to that lever latch mechanism, with the sort of crunching sound from underneath as the pins pressed up against the socket, I was quite concerned that something was getting mangled. But so far so good with both CPUs I have installed.