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Removing the CPU requires a steady hand and can be slightly intimidating.

A beige lever keeps the CPU locked in place. Pull it away from the processor and then up. The processor will move towards the group of capacitors when it is unlocked.

Now would be a good time to ground yourself if you haven't been wearing your nifty anti-static wrist strap.

The processor can be removed from the socket by gripping the edges and pulling straight up.

DO NOT force or twist the processor from the socket. Consider using a spudger to lift the edges if you can't get a good grip.

This is a socket 370 Pentium III "Coppermine" processor clocked at 933 MHz. The other markings indicate 256 KB of L2 cache and a bus speed of 133 MHz.

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