I am a compleat noob when it comes to chips but i thought i would upgrade from Dual core to quad core.My question is, Why has the quad core chip got no pins on it ? I thought you hade to make sure they were aligned properly when instaling ? Have i bought a dud ?
Thank you in a dvance for any advice.
I am no expert on this but I know some of the more up to date chips (as in the LINK) have no pins - they are actually on the motherboard. The link is just an example for you to see and relates to an i7 seriesenter link description here
He did say he was a compleat (sic) noob - but there are different levels of noob. There are things to do with PCs where I consider myself a noob - and others where I consider myself a little bit competent. Which is what I love about this site - the opportunity to give as well as receive.
Are the push pins in the correct position and is the heatsink securely attached to the socket/motherboard?
Are you using the recommended fan/heatsink for your boxed processor?
If you are using the fan/heatsink that came in the box with your Intel® Boxed Processor, you have the correct one.
Is there Thermal Interface Material (TIM) on the bottom of the heatsink?
Intel® heatsinks have thermal material on them from the factory. If you need additional Thermal Interface Material, and have a boxed processor that is still within the warranty period of three years, contact Intel® customer support for TIM.
Procedure to replace Thermal Interface Material (TIM).
Airflow is not blocked. Move cables or other hardware that may block airflow.
Do not use more fans than are required for your chassis. More is not better.
Update the BIOS. Verify you have the latest BIOS and update it if needed.
You can identify your current BIOS version by looking at the BIOS string, which appears during boot-up. You can also display the BIOS version by entering BIOS setup by pressing "F2" during system boot-up. The main page of the BIOS setup includes the BIOS version string. For Intel® Motherboards - example, the version string GB85010A.86A.0046.P05 identifies the BIOS version as P05.
Correct Chassis. Do you have the correct chassis for the processor? A list of test chassis is available in the Thermally Advantaged Chassis List.