Installing an additional microprocessor and heat sink

The following notes describe the type of microprocessor that the server supports and other information that you must consider when you install a microprocessor and heat sink.

There are two types of microprocessor installation tools. The tools are similar in function and design, however Tool A has one setting for installing one size of microprocessor, and supports the following families of microprocessors: E5-26xx, E5-46xx. Installation Tool B has two settings for installing two different sizes of microprocessors. The settings that are marked on Tool B are "L" for smaller low core microprocessors, and "H" for larger high core microprocessors. Installation Tool B supports the following families of microprocessors: E5-26xx, E5-46xx, E5-26xx v2, E5-46xx v2.

Microprocessor Installation Tools A and B are shown in the following illustration.
Figure 1. Microprocessor installation tools
Microprocessor installation tools

To install an additional microprocessor and heat sink, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the safety information that begins on Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables.
    Attention: When you handle static-sensitive devices, take precautions to avoid damage from static electricity. For details about handling these devices, see Handling static-sensitive devices.
  3. Remove the cover (see Removing the cover).
  4. Remove the air baffle (see Removing the air baffle).
  5. Rotate the heat sink retention module release lever to the open position.
    Figure 2. Heat-sink lever rotation
    Heat-sink lever rotation
  6. Open the microprocessor socket release levers and retainer:
    Figure 3. Microprocessor socket levers and retainer disengagement
    Microprocessor socket levers and retainer disengagement
    1. Identify which release lever is labeled as the first release lever to open and open it.
    2. Open the second release lever on the microprocessor socket.
    3. Open the microprocessor retainer.
      Attention: Do not touch the connectors on the microprocessor and the microprocessor socket.
  7. Install the microprocessor in the microprocessor socket:
    1. Open the packaging that contains the new microprocessor installation tool assembly and carefully remove the installation tool assembly from the package.
      Note: Do not touch the microprocessor contacts. Contaminants on the microprocessor contacts, such as oil from your skin, can cause connection failures between the contacts and the socket.
    2. Remove the microprocessor protective cover if one is present. The microprocessor is preinstalled on the installation tool.
      Figure 4. Installation tool cover removal
      Installation tool cover removal
    3. Align the installation tool with the microprocessor socket. The installation tool rests flush on the socket only if properly aligned.
      Figure 5. Installation tool alignment
      Installation tool alignment
    4. Install the microprocessor using the following instructions for your installation tool.
      • If using Installation Tool A, twist the handle on the microprocessor tool assembly counterclockwise to the open position to insert the microprocessor into the socket, and lift the installation tool out of the socket.
      • If using Installation Tool B, twist the handle of the installation tool assembly counterclockwise until the microprocessor is inserted into the socket, and lift the installation tool out of the socket. The following illustration shows the tool handle in the open position.
        Figure 6. Installation Tool B
        Installation Tool B
      Figure 7. Installation tool handle adjustment
      Installation tool handle adjustment
      Attention:
      • Do not press the microprocessor into the socket.
      • Make sure that the microprocessor is oriented and aligned correctly in the socket before you try to close the microprocessor retainer.
      • Do not touch the thermal material on the bottom of the heat sink or on top of the microprocessor. Touching the thermal material will contaminate it.
  8. Remove the microprocessor socket cover, tape, or label from the surface of the microprocessor socket, if one is present. Store the socket cover in a safe place.
    Figure 8. Socket cover removal

    Attention: When you handle static-sensitive devices, take precautions to avoid damage from static electricity. For details about handling these devices, see Handling static-sensitive devices.
  9. Close the microprocessor socket release levers and retainer:
    Figure 9. Microprocessor socket levers and retainer engagement
    Microprocessor socket levers and retainer engagement
    1. Close the microprocessor retainer on the microprocessor socket.
    2. Identify which release lever is labeled as the first release lever to close and close it.
    3. Close the second release lever on the microprocessor socket.
      Attention:
      • If you are installing a new heat sink, do not set down the heat sink after you remove the plastic cover.
      • Do not touch the thermal grease on the bottom of the heat sink. Touching the thermal grease will contaminate it.
  10. Install the heat sink.
    Attention:
    • Do not set down the heat sink after you remove the plastic cover.
    • Do not touch the thermal grease on the bottom of the heat sink after you remove the plastic cover. Touching the thermal grease will contaminate it. See Thermal grease for more information.
      Figure 10. Thermal grease
      Thermal grease
    1. Remove the plastic protective cover from the bottom of the heat sink.
    2. Position the heat sink over the microprocessor. The heat sink is keyed to assist with proper alignment.
      Figure 11. Heat sink installation
      Heat sink installation
    3. Align and place the heat sink on top of the microprocessor in the retention bracket, thermal material side down.
    4. Press firmly on the heat sink.
    5. Rotate the heat sink retention module release lever to the closed position and hook it underneath the lock tab.
  11. If you installed the second microprocessor, install the fourth and sixth fans (see Replacing a hot-swap fan).

If you have other devices to install or remove, do so now. Otherwise, go to Completing the installation.