If it's a socket, you might be able to pull it, but OTOH, a soldered on chip will be harder... Pull the whole board out to check for sure (it might be hard to tell, depending on if the "socket" has pins or is surface mount). FWIW, it is known for chips to be glued on, but usually just SMD devices. BTW, Where on earth are you getting your Mobile Athlon chip from?
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