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Asus P5N-D & Q9550 (fitting problem)

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by aar0j, 15 Apr 2010.

  1. aar0j


    Joined: 6 Jul 2007

    Posts: 3


    I've just got round to putting the CPU into my motherboard.
    I have an ASUS P5N-D and a Quad 2Core (Q9550) that I've put in.

    I lifted the retention tab, popped out the loading bay and insert the chip. However, when I go to put the retention tab back down there is a lot of physical resistance. Instinctively I thought that this is wrong. Am I right to believe it should lock in with ease?

    Any help would be much appreciated :)
  2. CooK1E


    Joined: 22 Dec 2009

    Posts: 493

    Mine was pretty stiff - although you will need to make sure that the gold point on the chip is in the correct place.
  3. aar0j


    Joined: 6 Jul 2007

    Posts: 3

    It is in the right position, and the pegs align (indents).
    Just I didn't expect it to be so tough... it's like the force that could snap a pencil with ease... and maybe a cheap Biro....
  4. MeatLoaf


    Joined: 1 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,277

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    I take it youve taken the socket protector off :p