Hey guys i finally made the jump to get a new system. Ive been using the socket 478 for awhile so the 775 is still new to me. I just have a quick question regarding the installation of the cpu. Basically when I put the cpu in and lock it w/ the mobo locking, i can literally hear it compressing down onto the pins. I dunno if this is supposed to be normal or not but it kind of scares me. Is it supposed to go down really easily? When I remove the cpu i cant really tell if the pins are bent or not, they shouldnt be. Im sure the cpu is oriented the right way because it only fits in 1 position. Just wanted to make sure, thanks.