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    Quote Originally Posted by Raja@ASUS View Post
    Yeah, actually might have been double that. We had trays of them to bin. Yep, I get tasked with the laborious stuff.
    Oh man... My palm is sore from the point of the torx digging into it. Hopefully you had better tools than what comes with the chip!

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    They were worse. A narrow-handle screwdriver with a torx bit stuck in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisymbol View Post
    I have a brand new 1950X and Asus Zenith Extreme motherboard and screw #1 just won't thread. Has anyone else seen this? It seems like the torx screw is just too short with the tray installed.

    Here is the processor installed. I've opened up an Asus case, but apparently this is becoming widespread (a guy on reddit seems to have the same issue).
    Looks like you were able to resolve this, but I wanted to say that I too had this exact same problem. Screw #1 was nearly impossible to get threaded. I was able to do it with the supplied screw driver, but it took some serious muscle and could have easily ended terribly had I slipped up. Took me about 15 mins to get it started and once I did, everything else was fine. This is *definitely* an issue that needs to be addressed/corrected. Very dangerous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IM3CPO View Post
    Looks like you were able to resolve this, but I wanted to say that I too had this exact same problem. Screw #1 was nearly impossible to get threaded. I was able to do it with the supplied screw driver, but it took some serious muscle and could have easily ended terribly had I slipped up. Took me about 15 mins to get it started and once I did, everything else was fine. This is *definitely* an issue that needs to be addressed/corrected. Very dangerous!

    Same here!!! I watched a ton of video's on how to install the CPU and some tricks put putting every ounce of energy on screw #2 was not in any of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikan02 View Post
    I think only thing to do is to keep trying, you can see others in the thread I posted was struggling too.
    It should be simpler yes, but I think it is possible.
    Great CPU and motherboard, but this socket made me curse like a pirate.

    Edit:
    Maybe some >light< pressure at center off CPU too at start? CPU will slightly lower anyhow when tightening the screws :>
    Only light thou considering all the pins below.
    Yep, it took me like 30-40 minutes to install the CPU. You just have to keep trying until you get it. Who knows? Might even take you a full day lol

    Asus totally dropped the ball here though for sure

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    I had exactly the same problem.

    Took me an hour to finally get the thread to catch.

    Take your motherboard out and place it on a firm surface (not carpet)

    With you're thumb press down on the left side of the plate right next to the screw and screw while press down with the screw driver.

    Also make sure that screw 2 and 3 are completely undone before.

    Once thread of screw 1 catches stop. Do a couple turns of screw 2 and 3 then go back to 1. Repeat until torque screw driver gives.

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    It took my like 4-5 hours to get it done. Just trying for 10-15 minutes at a pop. The issue was I wasn't ready to push down as hard as I eventually needed to. It is totally borked in my opinion. This should be easy.

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    Figured this would put a smile on some people's faces who had this issue. His frustration is real.

    https://youtu.be/Oe99_lsBTqo

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    Loctite or some other threadlocking adhesive. Or a washer, grommet, O-ring. Or new screws - everything still looks "nice" if you can replace the whole matching set of screws.

    I always use *all* the standoffs I can, whatever the board and the chassis both support, form factor be damned.
    More contact points (and shorter paths) for common electrical ground.
    More mechanical stability when force is needed to push parts into plugs or to pull them back out. I really hate flexing complex, intricate, multi-layered $500 PCBs which aren't really designed to be flexed, lol.
    "All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others." - Douglas Adams

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    This is far and away the best install procedure IMO. Works great for me on both Lotes and Foxconn sockets:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUOZE0N5WE8

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