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installation of 12400f on Motherboard

hey guys.

im trying to close this latch but it literally feels that its going to bend if i try to pull harder. im not sure what  the deal is. cpu is already scratched on the sides. any ideas how to close it? 

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That CPU looks properly inserted, and it really does take a lot of force (a lot more than you'd expect or even what you might be used to on LGA 1700), so feeling like it's gonna bend isn't out of the ordinary. 

 

Just pull harder

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i literally cant close it with one hand. i feel that something is going to break if i pull really hard. doesnt feel right to me.

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15 minutes ago, mark2999 said:

i literally cant close it with one hand. i feel that something is going to break if i pull really hard. doesnt feel right to me.

Yep, the arm is going to look bent. I had to use 2 hands as well. Normal, just get that arm under the hook and you're set!

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I built a LGA1700 system for my parents in April, along with a 10th gen system for myself at the same time. There's no question that you really need far more force for LGA1700 and from memory it was a 2-handed job for me. The 10th gen system was feather light in comparison. It looks correct in the socket as well.

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58 minutes ago, mark2999 said:

i literally cant close it with one hand. i feel that something is going to break if i pull really hard. doesnt feel right to me.

I've built a lot of computers in my lifetime, including 4 different LGA 1700 systems (one of which I had to rebuild 4 times, very long story). LGA 1700 feels like that, it takes an incredible amount of force to close compared to most other Intel sockets (only one that kinda compares is LGA 1366, though 1700 is definitely still more). You definitely need to put some weight into it to get it closed, used 2 hands if you have to. If you really can't close it, you can invest in either the Thermal Grizzly or Thermalright contact frame instead, those are a better option no matter what since the LGA 1700 retention mechanism does have the tendency to bend CPUs, so that will keep your CPU more unbent. 

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