Loosen the two captured screws that hold the fansink in place, and pivot themoff of the fansink notches.
To remove the fansink from the processor, twist the fansink to break the seal formed by the thermal grease and remove. Note: If the thermal grease seal cannot be broken, you may want to start up the system to heat the processor and loosen the thermal grease.
Pull out and lift up the processor socket lever arm upward to its maximum vertical position to release the processor.
Lift the processor out of the system board. Notes:
When installing the new processor, make sure to reinstall the fansink to insure proper cooling.
When installing the same fansink/processor, make sure to align the fansink in the same direction it was when it was removed, as this will ensure there are no gaps in the thermal grease.