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Dell Precision Tower 7910 Owner's Manual

Removing the Processor

  1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer .
  2. Remove:
    1. left cover

    2. heatsink

  3. To remove the processor:
    • NOTE: The processor cover is secured by two levers. They have icons that indicate which lever needs to be opened first and which lever closes first.
    1. Press down on the first lever holding the processor cover in place and release it sideways from its retention hook [1].
    2. Repeat step 'a' to release the second lever from its retention hook [2].
    3. Lift up the lever from its retention hook [3].
    4. Press down on the first lever [4].
    5. Lift up and remove the processor cover [5].
    6. Lift the processor to remove it from the socket and place it in antistatic package [6].
    Figures displaying the removal of the processor from the socket.
    • NOTE: Damaging pins during removal of the processor can cause damage to the processor.
  4. Repeat the above steps to remove the second processor (if available) from the computer. To verify if your computer has dual processor slots, see the System Board components.

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