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I am new to this and was worried about improperly installing my new P4
processor like burning the CPU because I did something wrong.

What is the best way of going about this?
 
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Most common cause of burning a CPU is ESD (Electro-Static Discharge).
This is because of the extremely high voltage transfered from your body
to the processor. Make sure to either ground yourself to the computer's
metal casing or wear an Anti-Static Wristband. Here is a great tutorial
on how to install one of the newer Pentium 4 CPUs:
http://www.hardwarezone.com/guides/intel-socketT/index.php?pg=4

If you have an older Pentium 4 based on the Socket 478 form factor, it
will not look the same because it is a different pin configuration. In
that case, check this one:
http://www.pctechguide.com/tutorials/Pentium4_CPU.htm

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Nathan McNulty

Samuel Dick wrote:
> I am new to this and was worried about improperly installing my new P4
> processor like burning the CPU because I did something wrong.
>
> What is the best way of going about this?
>
>
>
>
 
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Nathan McNulty wrote:

> Most common cause of burning a CPU is ESD (Electro-Static Discharge).
> This is because of the extremely high voltage transfered from your body
> to the processor. Make sure to either ground yourself to the computer's
> metal casing or wear an Anti-Static Wristband. Here is a great tutorial
> on how to install one of the newer Pentium 4 CPUs:
> http://www.hardwarezone.com/guides/intel-socketT/index.php?pg=4
>
> If you have an older Pentium 4 based on the Socket 478 form factor, it
> will not look the same because it is a different pin configuration. In
> that case, check this one:
> http://www.pctechguide.com/tutorials/Pentium4_CPU.htm
>
> -----
> Nathan McNulty
>
> Samuel Dick wrote:
>
>> I am new to this and was worried about improperly installing my new P4
>> processor like burning the CPU because I did something wrong.
>>
>> What is the best way of going about this?
>>
>>
>>
>>

Another common problem is failure to correctly mate the heatsink/fan to
the CPU chip: take care with that thermal goo.
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Cheers, Bob
 
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Good point about the thermal paste. Don't lather it on. The more is
not the better. The purpose is to fill in the microscopic crevaces in
the metal and prevent air pockets which will create hot spots. An
incorrectly installed Heat Sink Fan can fry the CPU quite easily as well.

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Nathan McNulty

Bob Willard wrote:
> Nathan McNulty wrote:
>
>> Most common cause of burning a CPU is ESD (Electro-Static Discharge).
>> This is because of the extremely high voltage transfered from your
>> body to the processor. Make sure to either ground yourself to the
>> computer's metal casing or wear an Anti-Static Wristband. Here is a
>> great tutorial on how to install one of the newer Pentium 4 CPUs:
>> http://www.hardwarezone.com/guides/intel-socketT/index.php?pg=4
>>
>> If you have an older Pentium 4 based on the Socket 478 form factor, it
>> will not look the same because it is a different pin configuration.
>> In that case, check this one:
>> http://www.pctechguide.com/tutorials/Pentium4_CPU.htm
>>
>> -----
>> Nathan McNulty
>>
>> Samuel Dick wrote:
>>
>>> I am new to this and was worried about improperly installing my new P4
>>> processor like burning the CPU because I did something wrong.
>>>
>>> What is the best way of going about this?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>
> Another common problem is failure to correctly mate the heatsink/fan to
> the CPU chip: take care with that thermal goo.