Guide on how to install AMD Ryzen processors and the stock Wraith Cooler included with some of the higher end AMD processors. I use the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X. In this video I am using the ASUS Prime X570-P motherboard.
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How to Install Ryzen Processor, Total Time: 10 minutes
Place the Retention Arm in the up and down position.
AMD processors use a pin based system. They are very delicate. Do not touch the pins or the top of the CPU. Touching the top of the CPU could add unwanted oils. This could have negative effects with cooling and heat transfer.
Locate the small white triangle on the bottom left of the CPU.
Once you locate both triangles match them up and use them as a guide. Match the triangles together in order to properly place the CPU in the socket of the motherboard.
Carefully set the CPU in the socket of the motherboard. It will set in very easy. You will not need to push or move it at all. Doing this may damage the CPU.
This will ensure the CPU is locked in place. Push the arm down and latch it as it was under the small plastic tab.
The AMD Wraith Prism Cooler has pre-applied thermal paste. You can see the image above for verification. Make sure it looks to be in good shape and free of any debris.
When you place the cooler on the board make sure the logo is on the top. In some cased you may want in install it on the bottom for cable management reason depending on your board.
Boards made for this CPU and Cooler will feature hooks that make installing this Wraith easy. Hook the non-clamping side first.
The side with a clamp with have some give so you are able to move it over the hook. Ensure both sides are hooked and the cooler is straight and even.
As soon as it’s clipped onto the non-lever side, you push down (LIGHTLY) on the top of the fan, then apply even pressure to the whole length of the lever and lock it into place.
See image above and verify you’ve completed this step.
Locate the CPU fan header and connect the cable. Refer to your motherboard manual if necessary.
In most cases the USB connector will work fine. Depending on your setup you may want to use the RGB cable. Watch the video and checkout the post below for more details on these two options.
Congratulations! Enjoy your new system. Check out the video for some temp checks at the end and a overview of the RGB features. Also check out this article on Task Manager for some cool hidden features!