For a list of available processors, see
Prepare the computer for disassembly
Remove the access panel
Remove the fan
Remove the heat sink
Unlatch the locking lever from the side of the processor socket (1).
Rotate the locking lever to its fully open position (2).
Raise and rotate the microprocessor retainer to its fully open position (3).
Lift the processor straight up to remove it (4).
them could cause irreparable damage. Once pins are damaged it may be necessary to replace the
Reverse the removal procedure to install a new processor.
After installing a new processor onto the system board, update the system ROM to ensure that the
latest version of the BIOS is being used on the computer. The latest system BIOS can be found on the Web at:
Chapter 4 Removal and replacement procedures
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(Access panel on page
(Fan on page
(Heat sink on page
Do NOT handle the pins in the processor socket. These pins are very fragile and handling
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