Central Processing Unit (CPU)
This motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA1150 socket
4th Generation Intel
Unplug all power cables before installing the CPU.
Upon purchase of the motherboard, ensure that the PnP cap is on the socket and
the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer immediately if the PnP cap
is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/motherboard
Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return Merchandise
Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes with the cap on the
The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts resulting from
incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/incorrect removal of the PnP
Installing the CPU
Apply the Thermal Interface Material to the CPU heatsink and CPU before you install the
heatsink and fan if necessary.
Core™ i7/ i5/ i3, Dual-Core Pentium