Processor installation movie - ThinkCentre A50 (type 8089, 8090) / A51 (type 8105, 8107, 8109, 8117, 8119, 8121) / M51 (type 8104, 8106, 8108, 8118, 8120) / S50 (type 8086, 8087, 8088, 8094)

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To install the processor:

  1. Ensure the processor lever is in the open position.
  2. Position the processor over the socket using the alignment triangles as a guide, then insert it into the socket.
  3. Rotate the processor release lever to the closed position. Here is a closer look at the alignment triangles.
  4. Position the heat sink assembly over the processor and rotate the two leaf springs retention clamps to the closed position.
  5. Alternately tighten the two screws to prevent damage to the heat sink.
    Note: If the thermal grease becomes contaminated you must remove it from the processor and heat sink, then you must replace it using grease from the thermal grease kit.
  6. Return the system to the operational position.
  7. Carefully rotate the drive bay assembly to the closed position, ensuring that the cables are properly routed in the bay to avoid damage.
  8. Close the top cover. Rotate the cover down until secured by the latches.