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Socket 478 Processors (Cont.)

To install the cooler, just place it over the processor and press it so that the thermal paste will spread correctly.

Thermal GreaseFigure 31: Installing the cooler

Next, move the cooler lever back and forth. This will move the four cooler hooks in such a way as to make them connect to the four supports on the motherboard. See Figures 32 and 33.

Thermal GreaseFigure 32: Moving the cooler lever

Thermal GreaseFigure 33: Move the cooler lever to the end

Then, install the fan power plug to the motherboard. That’s it! The thermal paste will be applied and the cooler installed.

Thermal GreaseFigure 34: Installing the fan plug

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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.