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Changing to new CPU?

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October 21, 2013 8:40:28 PM

My question is: When I replace my old CPU, do I have to completely remove the motherboard from the computer or can I replace it while it is inside the case with every other component attached? Obviously I would unplug everything first. So is it possible?

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October 21, 2013 8:50:42 PM

Yeah that works fine, its a bit harder with cables and such, but it is possible, and safe.

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October 21, 2013 8:54:14 PM

All of the CPU swaps I've done involve removing power, unplugging the heatsink fan from the motherboard, removing the heatsink/fan, removing the CPU and replacing it. No motherboard removal necessary or extra component removal necessary.