Dell PowerEdge R730xd Owner's Manual

Installing a processor

Prerequisites

CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that are shipped with your product.
  1. Follow the safety guidelines listed in the Safety instructions section.
  2. Follow the procedure listed in the Before working inside your system section.
  3. Keep the Phillips #2 screwdriver ready.
  4. If you are upgrading your system, download the latest system BIOS version from Dell.com/support and follow the instructions included in the compressed download file to install the update on your system.
    NOTE: You can also update the system BIOS by using the Dell Lifecycle Controller.
  5. Remove the cooling shroud.
    NOTE: If applicable, close the expansion card latch on the cooling shroud to release the full length card.
  6. If connected, disconnect the cables from expansion card(s).
  7. If installed, remove the expansion card riser.
NOTE: The heat sink and processor are too hot to touch for some time after the system has been powered down. Allow the heat sink and processor to cool down before handling them.
CAUTION: Never remove the heat sink from a processor unless you intend to remove the processor. The heat sink is necessary to maintain proper thermal conditions.
NOTE: If you are installing a single processor, it must be installed in socket CPU1.

Steps

  1. Unpack the new processor.
    NOTE: If the processor has previously been used in a system, remove any remaining thermal grease from the processor by using a lint-free cloth.
  2. Locate the processor socket.
  3. If applicable, remove the socket protective cap.
  4. Release the open first socket-release lever near the unlock icon unlock icon by pushing the lever down and out from under the tab.
  5. Similarly, release the close first socket-release lever near the lock icon lock icon by pushing the lever down and out from under the tab. Lift the lever 90 degrees upward.
  6. Hold the tab near the lock symbol on the processor shield and lift it up and out of the way.
    CAUTION: Positioning the processor incorrectly can permanently damage the system board or the processor. Be careful not to bend the pins in the socket.
    CAUTION: While removing or reinstalling the processor, wipe your hands of any contaminants. Contaminants on the processor pins such as thermal grease or oil can damage the processor.
  7. Align the processor with the socket keys.
    CAUTION: Do not use force to seat the processor. When the processor is positioned correctly, it engages easily into the socket.
  8. Align the pin-1 indicator of the processor with the triangle on the system board.
  9. Place the processor on the socket such that the slots on the processor align with the socket keys.
  10. Close the processor shield.
  11. Lower the close first socket-release lever near the lock icon lock icon and push it under the tab to lock it.
  12. Similarly, lower the open first socket-release lever near the unlock icon unlock icon and push it under the tab to lock it.
    Figure 1. Installing a processor
    This figure shows how to install a processor.
    1. socket-release lever 1
    2. pin–1 corner of the processor
    3. processor
    4. slot (4)
    5. processor shield
    6. socket-release lever 2
    7. processor socket
    8. tab (4)

Next steps

NOTE: Ensure that you install the heat sink after you install the processor. The heat sink is necessary to maintain proper thermal conditions.
  1. Install the heat sink.
  2. If removed, reinstall the PCIe expansion card riser.
  3. If disconnected, reconnect the cables to the expansion card(s).
  4. Follow the procedure listed in the After working inside your system.
  5. While booting, press F2 to enter System Setup and verify that the processor information matches the new system configuration.
  6. Run the system diagnostics to verify that the new processor operates correctly.

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