Install a processor and heat sink

This task has instructions for installing an assembled processor and heat sink, known as a processor-heat-sink module (PHM). This task requires a Torx T30 driver. This procedure must be executed by a trained technician.

About this task

Attention:
  • Read the Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system.

  • Each processor socket must always contain a cover or a PHM. When removing or installing a PHM, protect empty processor sockets with a cover.

  • Do not touch the processor socket or processor contacts. Processor-socket contacts are very fragile and easily damaged. Contaminants on the processor contacts, such as oil from your skin, can cause connection failures.

  • Do not allow the thermal grease on the processor or heat sink to come in contact with anything. Contact with any surface can compromise the thermal grease, rendering it ineffective. Thermal grease can damage components, such as the electrical connectors in the processor socket.

  • Remove and install only one PHM at a time. If the system board supports multiple processors, install the PHMs starting with the first processor socket.

    Figure 1. Processor locations on system board
    Processor locations on system board
Note:
  • The heat sink, processor, and processor carrier for your system might be different from those shown in the illustrations.

  • PHMs are keyed for the socket where they can be installed and for their orientation in the socket.

  • See Lenovo ServerProven website for a list of processors supported for your solution. All processors on the system board must have the same speed, number of cores, and frequency.

  • Before you install a new PHM or replacement processor, update your system firmware to the latest level. See Update the firmware.

  • The following types of heat sinks are applicable to SD630 V2:

    Processors with TDP (thermal design power) ≤ 165W:

    • 113x124x23.5mm heat sink (aluminum fins) is applicable to both processor socket 1 and 2.

    Processors with TDP (thermal design power) ≥ 185W:

    • 113x124x23.5mm heat sink (copper fins) is only applicable to processor socket 1.

    • T-shaped heat sink is only applicable to processor socket 2.

  • Make sure to install the correct number of fans based on your configuration.

    • Two fans:

      • Processors with TDP (thermal design power) ≤ 165W
    • Three fans:

      • Processors with TDP (thermal design power) ≥ 185W
      • Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6334 (165W, 8 core)
The following illustration shows the components of the PHM.
Figure 2. PHM components
PHM components
1 Heat sink 9 Clips to secure processor in carrier
2 Heat sink triangular mark 10 Carrier triangular mark
3 Processor identification label 11 Processor ejector handle
4 Nut and wire bail retainer 12 Processor heat spreader
5 Torx T30 nut 13 Thermal grease
6 Anti-tilt wire bail 14 Processor contacts
7 Processor carrier 15 Processor triangular mark
8 Clips to secure carrier to heat sink  
Watch the procedure. A video of the installation process is available:

Procedure

  1. If you are replacing a processor and reusing the heat sink:
    1. Remove the processor identification label from the heat sink and replace it with the new label that comes with the replacement processor.
    2. If there is any old thermal grease on the heat sink, wipe the thermal grease from the bottom of the heat sink with an alcohol cleaning pad.
  2. If you are replacing a heat sink and reusing the processor:
    1. Remove the processor identification label from the old heat sink and place it on the new heat sink in the same location. The label is on the side of the heat sink closest to the triangular alignment mark.
      Note: If you are unable to remove the label and place it on the new heat sink, or if the label is damaged during transfer, write the processor serial number from the processor identification label on the new heat sink in the same location as the label would be placed using a permanent marker.
    2. Install the processor in new carrier.
      Note: Replacement heat sinks come with both gray and black processor carriers. Make sure to use the carrier with the same color as the one you discarded earlier.
      Figure 3. Installing a processor carrier
      Installing a processor carrier
      1. Make sure the handle on the carrier is in the closed position.

      2. Align the processor on the new carrier so that the triangular marks align; then, insert the marked end of the processor into the carrier.

      3. Hold the inserted end of the processor in place; then, pivot the unmarked end of the carrier down and away from the processor.

      4. Press the processor and secure the unmarked end under the clip on the carrier.

      5. Carefully pivot the sides of the carrier down and away from the processor.

      6. Press the processor and secure the sides under the clips on the carrier.

        Note: To prevent the processor from falling out of the carrier, keep the processor-contact side up and hold the processor-carrier assembly by the sides of the carrier.
  3. Apply thermal grease.
    1. Carefully place the processor and carrier in the shipping tray with the processor-contact side down. Make sure the triangular mark on the carrier is aligned with the triangular mark in the shipping tray.
    2. If there is any old thermal grease on the processor, gently wipe the top of the processor with an alcohol cleaning pad.
      Note: Make sure the alcohol has fully evaporated before applying new thermal grease.
    3. Apply the thermal grease on the top of the processor with syringe by forming four uniformly spaced dots, while each dot consists of about 0.1 ml of thermal grease.
      Figure 4. Thermal grease application with processor in shipping tray
      Thermal grease application with processor in shipping tray
  4. Assemble the processor and heat sink.
    Figure 5. Assembling the PHM with processor in shipping tray
    Assembling the PHM with processor in shipping tray
    1. Align the triangular mark on the heat sink label with the triangular mark on the processor carrier and processor.
    2. Install the heat sink onto the processor-carrier.
    3. Press the carrier into place until the clips at all four corners engage.
  5. Install the processor-heat-sink module into the system board socket.
    Figure 6. PHM installation
    PHM installation
    1. Rotate the anti-tilt wire bails inward.
    2. Align the triangular mark and four Torx T30 nuts on the PHM with the triangular mark and threaded posts of the processor socket; then, insert the PHM into the processor socket.
    3. Rotate the anti-tilt wire bails outward until they engage with the hooks in the socket.
    4. Fully tighten the Torx T30 nuts in the installation sequence shown on the heat sink label. Tighten the screws until they stop; then, visually inspect to make sure that there is no gap between the screw shoulder beneath the heat sink and the processor socket.
      Note: For reference, the torque required to fully tighten or loosen the fasteners is 1.1 newton-meters, 10 inch-pounds.
      Attention: To prevent damage to components, make sure that you follow the indicated installation sequence.
  6. Based on your configuration, follow the corresponding procedures to install the T-shaped heat sink that comes with processor 2.
    Figure 7. T-shaped heat sink installation
    T-shaped heat sink installation
    1. For the four Torx T30 nuts, rotate the anti-tilt wire bails inward.
    2. Align the triangular mark and four Torx T30 nuts on the T-shaped heat sink with the triangular mark and threaded posts of the processor socket; then, insert the T-shaped heat sink into the processor socket.
    3. Rotate the anti-tilt wire bails outward until they engage with the hooks in the socket.
    4. Fully tighten the four Torx T30 nuts and three captive screws in the installation sequence shown on the T-shaped heat sink label as illustrated below. Then, visually inspect to make sure that there is no gap between the screw shoulder beneath the heat sink and the processor socket.
      Note: For reference, the torque required to fully tighten or loosen the fasteners is 1.1 newton-meters, 10 inch-pounds.
      Attention: To prevent damage to components, make sure that you follow the indicated installation sequence.

      Installation sequence: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

      Figure 8. Torx T30 nuts and screws numbering on T-shaped heat sink label
      Torx T30 nuts and screws numbering on T-shaped heat sink label
      1 2 3 4 Torx T30 nuts 5 6 7 Captive screws

After you finish

  1. Reinstall the node air baffles (see Install the front air baffle and Install the middle air baffle).
  2. Reinstall the compute node into the enclosure (see Install a compute node in the enclosure).
  3. Check the power LED on each node to make sure it changes from fast blink to slow blink to indicate the node is ready to be powered on.