|Written by Daryl J.|
How to Replace the CPU (Microprocessor) in a Desktop
The following steps are steps you need to take in order to change the cpu (microprocessor unit).
1. Unplug the computer from the power supply and disconnect all external connections to the computer. this would include the power supply cord, printer cable, ethernet cord to the modem, monitor cord. Let the computer alone for about a day to give the power a chance to drain. This is to protect you and the computer from shock.
2. Drain static electricity from yourself by grounding yourself. This can be accomplished by touching the computer chasis. Static electricity could completely destroy electronic components in less than a second.
3. Next locate the microprocessor slot which is commonly located near the memory slots.
4. Carefully lift up the lever which raises the microprocessor from the motherboard. Remove the microprocessor touching it by the sides. Do not grab the pins as they are easiky bent, plus the still prossible static shock.
5. Get the new microprocessor, handling it with the same care as the old microprocessor. Place the new microprocessor in the cpu slot. Pay attention to the way you place the microprocessor in the slot as it fit only one way. Look at the corners of the microprocessor. One of the corners is cut or painted. The corner of the microprocessor matches what the slot and should be placed down that way.
6. Once the microprocessor is set in place, lower the arm and secure it in its slot. This will lock down the processor.
7. Replace computer cover and reconnect all the cords in the back.
8. Turn on the computer and check everything out.
If you followed this article precisely, you can pet yourself on the back and enjoy your computer.