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3. HARDWARE SETUP
3.6 Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard provides a ZIF Socket 370. The CPU that came with the mother-
board should have a fan attached to it to prevent overheating. If this is not the case,
then purchase a fan before you turn on your system.
WARNING! Be sure that there is sufficient air circulation across the processor’s
heatsink by regularly checking that your CPU fan is working. Without sufficient
circulation, the processor could overheat and damage both the processor and the
motherboard. You may install an auxiliary fan, if necessary.
To install a CPU, first turn off your system and remove its cover. Locate the ZIF
socket and open it by first pulling the lever sideways away from the socket then
upwards to a 90-degree angle. Insert the CPU with the correct orientation as shown.
The notched corner should point towards the end of the lever. Because the CPU has
a corner pin for two of the four corners, the CPU will only fit in the orientation as
shown. The picture is for reference only; you should have a CPU fan that covers the
face of the CPU. With the added weight of the CPU fan, no force is required to
insert the CPU. Once completely inserted, close the socket’s lever while holding
down the CPU. After the CPU is , install an Intel recommended fan heatsink. Locate
the CPU fan connector (see 3.1 Motherboard Layout or 3.8 Connectors) and con-
nect the CPU fan cable to it.
NOTE: Do not forget to set the correct Bus Frequency and Multiple (frequency
multiple setting is available only on unlocked processors) for your Socket 370 pro-
cessor or else boot-up may not be possible. Socket 370 processors provide internal
thermal sensing so that a socket mounted thermal resistor is not needed.
CAUTION! Be careful not to scrape the motherboard when mounting a clamp-
style processor fan or else damage may occur to the motherboard.
3. H/W SETUP
CUBX Socket 370
Socket 370 CPU (Top) Socket 370 CPU (Bottom)