Removing the CPU

1. See "Removing the Graphics Card" on page 59.

NOTE: With the graphics card removed, the GPU thermal pads are exposed. Do not allow any object to come into contact with the thermal pads as their performance will be seriously degraded if they are damaged. Replace the thermal pads if any object comes into contact with them.

2. Unscrew the three securing screws of the CPU heat sink in the indicated order: 3, 2, 1.

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3. Using a flat screwdriver, turn the CPU socket latch counter-clockwise 180° to release the CPU.

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5. Clean the thermal pad off of the heat sink. Scrape the thermal pad off with a plastic implement and then use alcohol and a microfiber cloth to remove any residue from the heat sink.

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6. Lift the CPU clear of the socket by grasping from the corners and carefully ease the CPU out from under the heat sink.

WARNING:Take care to prevent the pins from becoming bent while removing the CPU. If you find it difficult to remove the CPU using this method, or lack the tools to properly remove the CPU clear of the socket, then remove the Thermal Module from the Mainboard first. See "Removing the Thermal Module" on page 82.

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