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Updated: January 2018
 
 

Selecting the Correct Processor Removal and Replacement Tool


Caution

Caution  -  The correct color-coded processor removal and replacement tool must be used to remove and replace a processor; otherwise, the processor or the processor socket might be damaged. Additionally, do not use a tool that is designed for earlier generations of Intel processors (CPUs). If you use an earlier generation tool, the processor will only be partially held by the tool and it could fall from the tool, which could damage the processor socket.


Selecting the correct processor removal and replacement tool is a two-step process. First you determine the size of the processor that is being replaced, then you select the removal and replacement tool that fits that size.

The processors supported by the Oracle Server X5-2 come in two sizes. The processors with 10 or fewer cores are smaller than the processors with 12 or more cores. You can determined the size of the processor that you are going to remove and replace in either of two ways:

  • Use Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.2 to display processor information.

    For instructions, refer to the Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.2 Documentation Library at http://www.oracle.com/goto/ilom/docs.

  • Or

  • Visually check the size of the processor installed in the server.

    This requires that you remove the processor heatsink and open the independent loading mechanism (ILM) assembly that holds the processor in the socket. For instructions, see Remove a Processor. This is the same procedure that you will use when you remove the processor.

If you choose to visually check the size of the processor, refer to the next two figures to see how to distinguish the smaller processors from the larger processors. Smaller Processor Installed in a Motherboard Processor Socket shows a smaller processor installed. Notice that the right and left edges of the processor are within the boundaries of the processor alignment brackets.

Figure 6  Smaller Processor Installed in a Motherboard Processor Socket

image:Graphic showing a smaller processor installed in a motherboard                             processor socket.

Call Out
Description
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Processor alignment brackets
2
Processor left and right edges are within alignment bracket boundaries

Larger Processor Installed in a Motherboard Processor Socket shows a larger processor installed. Notice that the right and left edges of the processor extend beyond the boundaries of the processor alignment brackets.

Figure 7  Larger Processor Installed in a Motherboard Processor Socket

image:Graphic showing a larger processor installed in a motherboard                             processor socket.

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Description
1
Processor alignment brackets
2
Processor left and right edges extend beyond alignment bracket boundaries

After you have determined the size of the processor installed in your server, select the correct processor removal and replacement tool. Like the processors, the processor removal and replacement tool also comes in two sizes. The tool for the smaller processors (processors with 10 or fewer cores) is color-coded green. The tool for the larger processors (12 or more cores) is color-coded pink. See Color-Coded Processor Removal and Replacement Tools.

Figure 8  Color-Coded Processor Removal and Replacement Tools

image:Figure showing the color-coded processor removal and replacement                             tool.

Call Out
Description
1
Green, color-coded removal and replacement tool for the smaller processors-models (10 cores or less)
2
Pink, color-coded removal and replacement tool for the larger processor-models (12 cores or more)

Caution

Caution  -  The pink color-coded processor removal and replacement tool must be used only with the larger processors (12 cores or more). Likewise, the green color-coded removal and replacement tool must be used only with smaller processors (10 cores or less); otherwise, the processor or the processor socket might be damaged.


The following table provides an easy reference for matching a processor (by number of cores or model number) to the correct processor removal and replacement tool. The processor removal and replacement tool part number is also recorded on the tool.

Table 15  Processor Model Numbers by Number of Cores
Processor Cores
Processor Model Number
Processor Removal and Replacement Tool Color Code and Part Number
8-core
E5-2630 V3
Green, part number G29477-002 or later
10-core
E5-2660 V3
Green, part number G29477-002 or later
12-core
E5-2690 V3
Pink, part number G54233-001 or later
18-core
E5-2699 V3
Pink, part number G54233-001 or later

Note -  The correct processor removal and replacement tool is included in the box with the replacement processor. Additionally, both removal and replacement tools ship with replacement motherboards.