Lay your computer case down flat so that the motherboard and heatsink are facing
Using the flathead screwdriver, rotate the top of each of the fastener 'legs'
of the heatsink 90 degrees counterclockwise. This will unlock the
fasteners from the motherboard. Now pull up on each leg to release it,
then remove the heatsink from the motherboard by lifting it up vertically. A
slight twisting motion may be necessary.
If you are planning to reuse the same heatsink, reset each of the fastener
'legs' by using your screwdriver to twist each one 90 degrees clockwise.
To remove the Intel socket 775 processor, first release the socket lever by pressing it down and away from the socket, then
lift it up so that it hangs loose. Using the metal tab at the back of the
load plate, lift the load plate up gently to expose the processor.
Pick the processor up gently with your thumb and
forefinger. There are two gaps in the plastic wall of the socket
that correspond to each finger, making it easier to grasp the CPU. Lift the processor vertically out
of the socket and place it back in its plastic protective cover.
If you are not installing a new CPU, close the load plate then lock it
back into place with the lever. Finally, snap the plastic protective
cover back over the socket. You're done!
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