Intel E6750 CPUccokeman - August 13, 2007
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The installation process is slightly different from many processors that have been produced. With the 775 socket, Intel has migrated away from using pins on the bottom of the CPU to make contact with the socket. Instead of the pins being on the processor, the pins are spring loaded in the socket and the contact surface on the CPU is just a flat circular disc. This eliminates the fear of bending a pin if for some reason you drop the processor or it was handled roughly during shipment. While this is a change, it is for the better in my opinion.
Installing this processor into the motherboard is no different than any other socket 775 Intel processor. You will want to start out by opening the hold down mechanism. Lift out and up on the retention arm to release the hold down mechanism. Then lift the hold down plate and insert your CPU, making sure you index the processor into the socket using the two notches on the socket and processor as your guide.
With the processor properly indexed, push the hold down plate into place and close the retention arm and lock it into place, reversing the process used to release the hold down plate. Install the heatsink with some new thermal paste and you are ready for that all night test and tune session to find out what it will do.
Configuring your hardware for this processor can range from a simple clear CMOS if this processor is an upgrade, to a BIOS update if the motherboard it is used in cannot recognize the processor. Most socket 775 motherboards released in the past six months should be capable of supporting this style processor. The differences in front side bus speed and clock multiplier are apparent in these two BIOS screen shots. The E6700 that was removed from this motherboard is shown on the left and the new E6750 is shown on the right.