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Introduction

Looking to replace your original CPU with faster yet compatible one? Or are you just replacing a faulty one? This guide will walk you through replacing your existing CPU with a newer one.

Image 1/1: Ensure all cables, speakers and other devices are unplugged and turned off before opening the computer case.
  • Make sure the computer is turned off, by selecting the start menu and choosing “Shut Down”.

  • Ensure all cables, speakers and other devices are unplugged and turned off before opening the computer case.

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Image 1/1: Turn this knob 90 deg clockwise.
  • Lay the computer on its side; you will see a blue knob.

  • Turn this knob 90 deg clockwise.

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Image 1/1: Lift panel case off computer.
  • Slide the panel case forward about 1/2 inch while knob is turned.

  • Lift panel case off computer.

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  • Remove the blue shield by sliding it straight upwards.

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Image 1/3: Slide the CPU heat sink from under the clip and pull upward. Image 2/3: You may need to twist the CPU heat sink side to side to free it from the thermal paste. Image 3/3: You may need to twist the CPU heat sink side to side to free it from the thermal paste.
  • Pull back on the tab nearest to the front case fan.

  • Slide the CPU heat sink from under the clip and pull upward.

  • You may need to twist the CPU heat sink side to side to free it from the thermal paste.

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Image 1/2: Push release lever down slightly and away from CPU. Image 2/2: Push release lever down slightly and away from CPU.
  • Ground yourself before removing any internal components.

  • Push release lever down slightly and away from CPU.

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Image 1/2: Processor cover will remain attached. Image 2/2: Processor cover will remain attached.
  • Lift and rotate processor cover off of CPU.

  • Processor cover will remain attached.

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Image 1/1: Do not touch the underside of the CPU or any of the pins.
  • Using two fingers holding the sides, lift the CPU from the socket.

  • Do not touch the underside of the CPU or any of the pins.

  • When replacing the CPU, do not use excessive force.

  • Ensure to use the alignment-notches on the new CPU, when replacing.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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