Whats the method for removing the Heatsink then? Pull straight up? Twist? Then what to i replace the heat transfer pad with? Thermal Compound? Are there differences? How much do i use? Direct on the Heatsink or the processor?
Yes, Carefully line up the new CPU making sure it's the correct way round. It should insert without any pressure at all, almost by itself. Replace the locking lever.
Heatsink. Use either paste or a pad, [I always use the latter]. Make sure the base of the heatsink is fully cleaned and apply the pad/paste to the heatsink, the pads are very thin, about the same thickness as 60 gm paper. If using paste, then apply the same amount, IE. very thin coat applied evenly over the base of the sink.
Replace the sink gently on top of CPU and refasten with clips. They [CPU's] are delicate and should not be handled carelessly, but they are not so fragile that normal handling will cause any damage. Regards. j.
Sorry Jester, I thought you were trying to avoid applying new pads or compound and were trying to remove the entire unit in one piece.
Djohn has given excellent advice and this can be followed confidently.
I would only add that the CPU will have a little gold triangle in the top right hand corner, this corresponds to the top right hand corner of the ZIF socket. Once the right way round the CPU will literally fall into place with no effort.
with the paste (thermal compound) an amount the size of a matchstick head is ample.