I have a Pentium 4, 1.8GHz/400MHz/256k, 2GB RAM, 160GB hard drive and I want to upgrade the CPU on the mobo. I just got the new CPU in the mail and am ready to start. I have never pulled and installed a CPU before, so I'm looking for some good instructions here to make sure I do it correctly.
The new CPU is a Intel Pentium 4 3.06GHz HT/533MHz/512k. This is the max CPU my mobo can take. I'm really concerned about doing something foolish while I'm pulling the old CPU and installing the new one. I would like to know what the proper way is to do this project, what tools I will need to do it, and what I need to watch out for so I don't short circuit the whole thing.
I believe I need to get some type of glue or sealant to seat the CPU onto the mobo with. What do you guys recommend?
Also, I've heard that it may be wise to get one of those grounding wristband wires/cables (I don't know what it's called) so that I don't accidentally send any static electricity through the CPU or mobo. Is that a good idea, or am I being too cautious?
Anyway, I look forward to some simple instructions here and doing my first processor upgrade.