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Installing System Components 113
Gently lift the heat sink off of the processor and set the heat sink aside
with the thermal grease side facing up.
Figure 3-18. Installing and Removing the Heat Sink
CAUTION: The processor is held in its socket under strong pressure. Be aware
that the release lever can spring up suddenly if not firmly grasped.
Position your thumb firmly over the processor socket-release lever and
release the lever from the locked position by pushing down and pulling out
from under the tab. Rotate the lever 90° upward until the processor is
released from the socket. See Figure 3-19.
Use the tab on the processor shield to rotate shield upward and out of the
way. See Figure 3-19.
1 heat sink 2 heat-sink retention screws (4)
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