Install a processor-heat-sink module
Processors are in the compute system boards that are accessed from the front of the server. The processor and heat sink are removed together as part of a processor-heat-sink-module (PHM) assembly. PHM installation requires a Torx T30 driver.
Each processor socket must always contain a cover or a PHM. When removing or installing a PHM, protect empty processor sockets with a cover.
Do not touch the processor socket or processor contacts. Processor-socket contacts are very fragile and easily damaged. Contaminants on the processor contacts, such as oil from your skin, can cause connection failures.
Remove and install only one PHM at a time. If the system board supports multiple processors, install the PHMs starting with the first processor socket.
Do not allow the thermal grease on the processor or heat sink to come in contact with anything. Contact with any surface can compromise the thermal grease, rendering it ineffective. Thermal grease can damage components, such as electrical connectors in the processor socket. Do not remove the grease cover from a heat sink until you are instructed to do so.
- Thermal grease can stay functional on the heat sink for two years. When installing a new heat sink, make sure to check the manufacturing date to ensure the thermal grease is still functioning. If the date is over two years ago, replace the thermal grease to avoid seating issues.
PHMs are keyed for the socket where they can be installed and for their orientation in the socket.
See Lenovo ServerProven website for a list of processors supported for your server. All processors on the system board must have the same speed, number of cores, and frequency.
Before you install a new PHM or replacement processor, update your system firmware to the latest level. See Update the firmware.
Installing an additional PHM can change the memory requirements for your system. See Memory module installation rules and order for a list of processor-to-memory relationships.
Optional devices available for your system might have specific processor requirements. See the documentation that comes with the optional device for information.
|1 Processor 3
|2 Processor 4
|3 Processor 1
|4 Processor 2
- Remove the processor socket cover, if one is installed on the processor socket, by placing your fingers in the half-circles at each end of the cover and lifting it from the system board.
- Install the processor-heat-sink module on the system board.Figure 2. Installing a PHM
- Align the triangular marks and guide pins on the processor socket with the PHM; then, insert the PHM into the processor socket.AttentionTo prevent damage to components, make sure that you follow the indicated tightening sequence.
- Fully tighten the Torx T30 captive fasteners in the installation sequence shown on the heat-sink label. Tighten the screws until they stop; then, visually inspect to make sure that there is no gap between the screw shoulder beneath the heat sink and the processor socket. (For reference, the torque required for the nuts to fully tighten is 1.4 - 1.6 newton-meters, 12 - 14 inch-pounds).
- Align the triangular marks and guide pins on the processor socket with the PHM; then, insert the PHM into the processor socket.
If there are memory modules to install, install them. See Install a memory module.
Reinstall the system board air baffle (see Install the system board air baffle and the power interposer) or processor and memory expansion tray and expansion tray air baffle (see Install the processor and memory expansion tray).
Reinstall the top cover (see Install the top cover).
Reconnect the power cords and any cables that you removed.
Power on the server and any peripheral devices.