Caution - Processors should be removed and replaced only by authorized Oracle Service personnel.
Caution - Ensure that all power is removed from the server before removing or installing a processor. You must disconnect the power cables from the system before performing these procedures.
Caution - This procedure requires that you handle components that are sensitive to electrostatic discharge. This sensitivity can cause the component to fail. To avoid damage, ensure that you follow electrostatic discharge safety measures and antistatic practices. See Electrostatic Discharge Safety.
Caution - The green processor removal and replacement tool (part number G29477-002 or later) 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.
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