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All chips have a number 1 pin indicator and if you look carefully at our photo you'll see an printed triangle in the lower right, this is where number 1 starts and will align with an arrow found on the top of the processor. To help with installation there are 2 alignment blocks in the socket that will line up with 2 cutouts on the processor. Align these together and you have the proper orientation.
Here is a little tip for holding the processor for an easy installation. In looking at the processor socket you will see 2 rather large cutouts at opposite sides of the socket. These cutouts are to allow your fingers to grip the processor in the event you want to replace it. Well the opposite is true for the installation. Simply grab the processor with 2 fingers as shown in the photo, lower it over the socket and drop it in place.