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Socket 754 and 939 Processors (Cont’d)

After applying the thermal paste, you should install the cooler. The process is relatively simple and doesn’t require the use of tools. Just attach the cooler and close its rotative lock, as we illustrate in the pictures below.

Thermal GreaseFigure 23: Position and attach one side

Thermal GreaseFigure 24: Fasten the other side and close the lock

Thermal GreaseFigure 25: Pull the lock to the end

Thermal GreaseFigure 26: Cooler locked

After installing the cooler over the processor, install the cooler power plug to the motherboard.

Thermal GreaseFigure 27: Connect the fan wire.

That’s it! The thermal paste is correctly applied and your cooler is installed.

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Daniel Barros lives in Brazil and used to be our motherboard reviewer. He is a partner at a local PC sales and maintenance store.