Installing A New Processor..

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f-16

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I am putting in a new processor in my desktop comp and I need some guidance.

1. How do I remove the old processor/heatsink/fan? :confused:

2. Can I use my old heatsink/fan with the new chip? (it can handle the new chip) :confused:

3. Do I have to clean off the old compound from the heatsink/fan or can I leave it on?


Can someone give me step by step instructions on these questions. This is my first CPU replacement and I don't want to mess it up.

My system:
ATHLON XP2000 1.6 Ghz. Want to replace it with a ATHLON XP2600+ 2.1Ghz.

Thansk for your help.
 

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Heatsink should be attached using clips, these will be a pain to unclip if it is the first attempt - basically 2 x clips on the outside - maybe use a screwdriver to push one side in and then release the other

As for the "gunk" this should be removed, maybe use a credit card - and replaced when installing processor
 
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