How to install a CPU cooler: A beginners guide

Installing a CPU on the motherboard is just a part of the process. In fact, it’s one of the easiest steps in the PC building process. The next step is to install a cooler to maintain the thermal output of the CPU. Regardless of the CPU — be it an entry-level chip or the best CPU on the market — installing a cooler for it is a must. Failing to do so or installing it poorly will result in extremely high CPU temperatures and you’re system will shut down before you even enter the operating system. In this guide, we’ll take you through the steps involved in the process to teach you how to install a CPU cooler.
Before we begin, it’s worth pointing out that CPU coolers are of two types — CPU fan coolers a.k.a air coolers, and liquid coolers. Installing an air cooler is easier than setting up liquid cooling for your PC, but we’ll take you through the steps involved in installing both types of coolers in this article.
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