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Remove a processor

Use this information to remove a processor.

The system will load factory default UEFI settings when the processor is removed. Back up the UEFI setting before processor removal.

Figure 1. Removing a processor
processor removal

  1. Use a Torx #T20 screwdriver to loosen the captive screws in the removal sequence shown on the force frame.
  2. Slightly lift up the force frame and the rail frame in the direction shown. The processor in the rail frame is spring-loaded.
  3. Hold the blue tab of the processor carrier and slide the processor carrier out of the rail frame.
After you finish

After removing the processor, install a new processor by referring to Install a processor.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube