Abit IP35 Pro Socket 775 Motherboardccokeman - July 18, 2007
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Installation of this motherboard into the chassis of your choice is a fairly simple process. If you are using this board as a replacement for your existing board it falls along the same process tree with a few modifications. The biggest difference being the removal of your old hardware.
The first order of business is to start with the chassis, making sure your motherboard standoff are in the correct position for the motherboard. Then make sure you put in the I/O plate for the motherboard you are installing after removing the one that came with the chassis, or was from your previous hardware.
Because I tend to use large heatsinks, the first thing I do once the chassis is in order is to install the CPU into the socket. With larger heatsinks a back-plate is normally used to help support the added weight, and is no different in this case. Add the thermal paste of your choice and the heatsink and it is ready for mounting. I use Artic Silver 5 (AS5), and there is a new application process specific to Core 2 Duo processors. Attach the heatsink with the hardware specific to your heatsink and the board is ready for installation.
Now you are ready to fit the board into the chassis. Install your device cabling, power wiring, system memory and video cards and you are ready to move on to enjoying your hardware.