Question: How do I install CPUs on socket 2011/ 2011-3 motherboards?(8/1/2015) Answer: Step 1. Open the CPU socket without removing the CPU protection cover: Disengage the levers on both sides by pressing it down and sliding it out of the hook.
Step 2. Insert the LGA 2011-3 CPU: Make sure that you locate Pin1 and the two orientation key notches to where they belong, and then carefully place the CPU into the socket.
Step 3. Close the socket: Press down the levers on both sides, and secure them under the retention tab. The protection cover will automatically come off by itself.