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Looking at getting a CPU upgrade in the future and I am not sure how to install a new CPU, is there any instructions on how to do this without damaging the CPU pins?

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Hi there

You will need a Torx T8 screwdriver

Remove the AC adapter

Remove the big bottom door > 2 phillips head screws, then slide the cover (it can only slide in one direction), and the door will come off

Remove the CPU fan - 3 phillips head screws. Its the one closest to the RAM

Remove the heatsink - 4 phillips head screws, they wont come out, they are captive. Just loosen completely

Use torx T8 screwdriver on CPU socket - turn anticlockwise to release.

Pull CPU upwards, with a thumb on one side and index finger on the other side - lift DIRECTLY upward, do not bend

Reinstall in opposite order...

I would also order a new thermal pad for your new CPU. Unsure if people use paste here, I like CPU pads personally. I bought one from Dell once, part number UP755.

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oh thanks for that :P

i was wondering what torx screw size i would need. still contemplating the new CPU: 4810MQ or 4910MQ.

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Unsure if people use paste here, I like CPU pads personally. I bought one from Dell once, part number UP755.

I have started using paste, as the pads are hard to scrape off and clean up. No adverse temp difference noted.

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Also, when you do upgrade I would suggest you use a thermal paste remover and surface purifier to clean the heatsink (and the upgrade CPU die as well if it is not brand new) before you apply the new thermal paste. I know this is radical common sense to some, but I have seen people disregard this step and get very poor heat transfers. Better do it right from the first take.

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