How To Install AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors On X399 Boards

MSI has posted a YouTube video that shows how to install one of upcoming AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor resides in AMD’s new TR4 socket on AMD X399 boards and it is unlike anything seen in the consumer space before. Rather than having the usual single- or dual-lever system, the TR4 socket is secures Ryzen Threadripper using a flip-up retaining mechanism that is secured with three screws. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor appears that it will ship mounted on an orange plastic cartridge and that stays on the processor. The Ryzen Threadripper slides down into the retention tray mechanism and clicks into it when it is fully seated as seen in the video published below. This cassette tape style installation is unique, but looks easy to do.

A big thanks to MSI for releasing this video!

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  • drkpie

    “The AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor appears that it will ship with a which is mounted on an orange plastic cartridge and that stays on the processor.”

    >With a which is mounted on…
    Uhhh, proofread a bit? There’s some other minor errors, but this one stands out and bothers me the most lmfao.

  • So glad AMD went with something like this. That many socket pins makes a traditional mounting technique very risky, even if you have steady hands.

  • anon

    Fuck that torx!

    • Marty Haight

      Nothing wrong with torx. Better that then having stripped phillips screws. Plus you get better torque with torx.