To replace a processor, you must first remove the processor heat sink. The heat sink sits on top of the processor and is secured to the motherboard by four screws. Once removed, retain the heat sink for reuse.
Caution - Component damage. Handle processor socket pins with extreme care. Processor and socket pins are very fragile. A light touch can bend the processor socket pins and damage the board beyond repair.
Before You Begin
A number 2 Phillips screwdriver is required for this procedure.
Turn each screw one and one half turns until they are fully disengaged.
A thin layer of thermal compound separates the heat sink and the processor. This compound also acts as an adhesive.
Note - Do not allow the thermal compound to contaminate the work space or other components.