Installing a CPU - How To: Basics

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  • sable monster
    sable monster Hour ago

    Very very detailed on what do right

  • Jacob
    Jacob 15 hours ago +1

    If page says
    compatible with : Intel Celeron, Pentium, Core i3, i5, i7
    INTEL CORE i5-3550 will work with it?

    • Anurag Reggie
      Anurag Reggie 15 hours ago

      Jacob Depends on the chipset, a brand new motherboard for the last generation will not work for a 3550.

  • Kim Porras
    Kim Porras Day ago

    would like to ask professional pcbuilders here, what motherboard should i get for i5-9400f? Im planning to build a new one. #newbiehere

  • Norbert Margitai
    Norbert Margitai Day ago +2

    The egg-smashing, flour pouring, CPU and motherboard violating intro took a part of my soul, ate it, then shat it right out for worms to live in it.... :'(((((

  • 490o
    490o Day ago

    Where is the egg?

  • MCID47
    MCID47 2 days ago +1

    Louis and Linus combo

    best people to save your hardware while also destroying it at the same time

  • Dank Nihilist
    Dank Nihilist 3 days ago

    The threadripper cpu said "LinusTechChips". We got some funny guys over here.

  • Dank Nihilist
    Dank Nihilist 3 days ago


  • Lari Tolonen
    Lari Tolonen 3 days ago +1

    Nooooooooooooooooo!! The poor mobo! It had a promising life. Why cruel world, why?

  • binh nguyen
    binh nguyen 3 days ago +2

    the moment when you install the cpu for the first time is actually a nightmare
    *who aggre, please leave a like on this comment*

  • Spencer Agnew
    Spencer Agnew 4 days ago

    anyone know the beige case in the back?

  • Hyped Kiro
    Hyped Kiro 4 days ago

    0:22 on the right side, those are my wives ya know.

  • MDale 03
    MDale 03 5 days ago

    Is theremal paste a must? (lmk why or why not)
    That link says that i wont need thertemal paste? (i got the i5 9600k)

  • Thea Pilar
    Thea Pilar 7 days ago


  • Richard Cerio
    Richard Cerio 8 days ago

    thanks, I learned something. But my amd motherboard cpu has a white arrow on the cpu corner, but my msi motherboard cpu socket has no marking on the corner. Lucky for me I watched the video and saw which corner on the cpu socket to place the cpu white arrow to.

  • Oh Yeah yeah
    Oh Yeah yeah 10 days ago

    U could have given me that motherboard and cpu lol

  • Matt Davies
    Matt Davies 11 days ago

    I threw up when he defaced that motherboard
    Golden 10/10 would throw up again

  • Andrew Timosca
    Andrew Timosca 11 days ago

    More of these videos please!

  • The fifa legend
    The fifa legend 11 days ago

    do you need the paste or what ever that is, do you need it or no ?

  • AllAim.
    AllAim. 14 days ago

    I recently upgraded my i5-7400 to a i7 8700 and I followed all the instructions accordingly but it seems I cannot get a display to pop up, I’ve checked my inputs and tried booting my system while changing around my display ports and even trying to boot with a hdmi. Everything is firmly where it should be and I don’t have a clue as to why I can’t get a display when booting my computer with a new cpu.

  • Vicious
    Vicious 15 days ago

    Lol how to basics

  • OhhhMyDogg
    OhhhMyDogg 16 days ago +1

    how to basics refrence

  • Melvin strom
    Melvin strom 17 days ago

    If my Motherboard have AM4 socket can i have a Ryzen 5 2600

  • britsniper32
    britsniper32 17 days ago

    0:48 😭 no why no 😭 no you you basterd noooooooo dam you dam you alll too hellll 😭

  • Darius Beaumont
    Darius Beaumont 18 days ago

    thumbnail = d*ckhead face

  • thelegendarygamer27
    thelegendarygamer27 18 days ago +1

    Where can I acquire the thermal paste?

  • MUNO1004
    MUNO1004 18 days ago

    how did you make this video informative and trolly at the same time

  • Mayank Kataria
    Mayank Kataria 18 days ago

    Can I use H110m-K asus motherboard with i7-8700k CPU ?

  • aqua
    aqua 19 days ago

    I’m actually looking for a cheap motherboard that supports intel and u destroyed it ..... 🤦‍♂️

  • lady bird
    lady bird 20 days ago

    I have a ASrock H61M-VG4 how would i know if it is atx and what it is conpatible with? I am hoping to put this inside AvP X6 Mid Tower how can i tell if it is compatible? I also have an hp pavilion mother board too (Hp 700846-001 MS-7778 V1.0 SOCKET FM2) I have googled and none of them say atx etc? Do you know or how can i find out?

  • Metal Rain
    Metal Rain 23 days ago

    That motherboard and processor that I can't even afford........ lmao

  • GroundCharge
    GroundCharge 23 days ago

    i really liked it :D good job

  • StumpTank
    StumpTank 24 days ago

    Just be glad you can afford to trash a motherboard.

  • lone lone
    lone lone 25 days ago


  • Kaleb Milner
    Kaleb Milner Month ago

    Please tell me those parts were already broken. If their not you hurt my heart 😢

  • Eror
    Eror Month ago

    If you dont want any static buildup just stand on your driveway naked

  • Gazooka
    Gazooka Month ago +1

    I'm gonna upgrade my cpu from i5 8600k to i7 9700k, I've already updated bios and this might sound like a silly question, but is it as simple as plug and play or is there something else software wise needed after installing the new cpu?

    • Shmojoe14
      Shmojoe14 Month ago

      so long as theyre both 1151 sockets you should be ok. Might have some issues with windows being lost as to what happened looking for a different CPU but Win 10 is pretty decent at hardware changes

  • TS
    TS Month ago

    Don't even know where my cpu is on the motherboard lol

  • Bob Lot
    Bob Lot Month ago

    Asus be like 😮!

  • User Name
    User Name Month ago

    Intel cooler: usually lock notches in x shape - better unlock em in that way. Also allied to axy screws in a rectangular positions - in X hhape - first you tighten 1 and 3< then 2 and 4 (along perimeter), then again 1-3-2-4.. Logic: "untighten in that order"

  • Lmao XD
    Lmao XD Month ago

    I had my teeth clenched the entire time watching you destroy a mobo with an egg and drop a cpu like whoops! 😭 Whyudodis

  • PurpleBunny737
    PurpleBunny737 Month ago

    where are the eggs ?

  • Edgar Ordonez
    Edgar Ordonez 2 months ago

    Be careful Do not bend anything, but bend the knee.

  • Mr.MagicMan
    Mr.MagicMan 2 months ago

    seems leget

  • Shikari Leto
    Shikari Leto 2 months ago

    im replacing my i5 tomorrow with a i7 but i see some vids saying you HAVE to update your i really need to do that? my Motherboard is asus Z170 - its recent tech and the last bio update on their website was 2018..

  • Kanez
    Kanez 2 months ago

    Please help me , I tried putting in a new cpu and it didn’t fit so I put the old one back in and it’s cooler on it and now my pc turns on but my monitor says no signal

  • AetherDash
    AetherDash 2 months ago

    Linus if you see this please can you help me
    I have an intel celeron n3050 but i wanna replace it with the best processor that fits the socket of the celeron
    Which are the best processors i can get? 🤔
    Pls help
    Thanks :D

    • Shmojoe14
      Shmojoe14 Month ago

      AetherDash no problem

    • AetherDash
      AetherDash Month ago

      @Shmojoe14 ok thanks for the reply, didnt know that :)

    • Shmojoe14
      Shmojoe14 Month ago

      I don't think that socket is replaceable I think it takes an entire board to be replaced.

  • Gamer's Minecraft
    Gamer's Minecraft 2 months ago

    0:40 *HowtoBasics wants to know your location*

  • Dylan-idk
    Dylan-idk 2 months ago

    My notches don’t lineup

  • snubby •_•
    snubby •_• 2 months ago

    My bum ass:@0:42 Plz don’t do it @0:48 Fuck

  • R Harrington
    R Harrington 2 months ago


  • RadioactiveBob
    RadioactiveBob 2 months ago +1

    Am I the only one who gets nervous seeing cpu installation

  • Faisal Ahmed
    Faisal Ahmed 2 months ago

    This was great! Do more How to/ basics vids.

  • Edward Cullen
    Edward Cullen 2 months ago +1

    I love roasted nuts

  • The Soo
    The Soo 2 months ago

    Linus; always on the "verge" of clearing up misinformation.

  • Mobilexpert
    Mobilexpert 2 months ago +1

    were you serious about the static electricity thing?

  • Adama
    Adama 2 months ago

    So you actually have to remove the entire motherboard to install a new cpu? Damn... that makes it way more complicated.

    • Adama
      Adama 2 months ago

      @Hweezy But isn't he saying that you have to put the motherboard on a non-conductive surface as for example the package it came with?

    • Hweezy
      Hweezy 2 months ago +1

      You don’t actually. The motherboard can stay in your pc, only remove the fan

  • Harry Kaya Prager
    Harry Kaya Prager 2 months ago +1


  • Kenn S
    Kenn S 2 months ago

    So I have a “Pinguin Golf Alliance” socket, good to know 😂

  • sergio fermin
    sergio fermin 2 months ago

    Followed your tips and my computer is alive again. THANKYOU for making this amazing video. much appreciated.

  • Light Moe
    Light Moe 2 months ago

    0:43 this is torture

  • Onion Wolf
    Onion Wolf 2 months ago


  • Bart Eimers
    Bart Eimers 2 months ago

    Question can I also use those latex / rubber gloves when installing a CPU instead of a wristband to remove the statistical electrical charge?

  • Dorion Douglas
    Dorion Douglas 2 months ago

    Anybody else already build PC's but just watched cause well Linus?

  • Rick Brannigan
    Rick Brannigan 2 months ago

    That verge on misinformation was perhaps the greatest writing in RU-clip history.

  • Rome Fortunato
    Rome Fortunato 2 months ago

    What’s a CPU and what does it stand for?

  • GustyEagle
    GustyEagle 2 months ago

    The best thing i have found to fix a pent pin is a 0.3 mechanical pencil, It fixed a badly bent pin easily.

  • The Youtuber sans nom
    The Youtuber sans nom 2 months ago

    Are you serious lol

  • Szymon Szala
    Szymon Szala 2 months ago +1

    But why u destroyed so good motherboard and cpu

  • SlothRevolution
    SlothRevolution 2 months ago

    Tip: Another key used to access your BIOS menu is F12.