CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
Installation Instructions AMD™ Opteron™ 2000
and 8000 Series Processors
CAUTION: Any installation that requires removal of the system cover is intended solely to be performed
by trained service technicians. See your Product Information Guide for complete information about safety
precautions, working inside the computer, and protecting against electrostatic discharge.
NOTICE: When installing or removing a processor, follow these guidelines to avoid damaging the pins in
the processor socket. Bending the pins can permanently damage the socket and system board. For complete
installation and removal procedures, see "Installing System Components" in the system Hardware Owner’s Manual.
NOTE: Ensure that the system board is installed in the chassis before installing the DIMMs or the processor.
• Note the position of the socket keys. Positioning the processor incorrectly can permanently damage
the system board or the processor when you turn the system on. See Figure 1.
• Do not use force to seat the processor. When the processor is positioned correctly, it fits easily into
• Never press on the processor shield or the processor surface when closing the release lever.
Opening the Processor Socket Lever
When removing or installing the processor, be sure to position your finger or thumb firmly on the socket
release lever and control the lever when releasing it so that the lever does not spring up suddenly.
The lever locks down the processor with considerable force to ensure a good socket connection.
Releasing the lever without control can cause the lever to spring up suddenly and forcefully.