Installing a CPU
HP recommends that you do not swap processors (CPUs) from one system board to another.
To install a CPU:
Prepare the computer for servicing by following the
Remove the access panel (see
Remove the airflow guide.
If necessary, remove the CPU heatsink (see
Using extreme care, fully raise the CPU socket lever and cover.
care when installing the CPU in the socket.
Align the notches in the CPU base with the tabs on the socket as shown in the figure below.
Seat the CPU into the socket. Ensure that the underside of the CPU is level with the top of the CPU
Close the CPU cover plate by lightly pressing down on the CPU cover plate while closing the
Replace the CPU heatsink (see
Replace the access panel (see
Restore all connections and equipment that you removed during the
Chapter 5 Replacing components
Failure to follow the predisassembly procedures can result in equipment damage or
Removing the access panel on page
The CPU socket contacts are delicate. To avoid bending the contacts, use extreme
Seating the CPU
Installing the CPU heatsink on page
Installing the access panel on page
Predisassembly procedures on page
Removing the CPU heatsink on page