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Old 01-21-2014, 08:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Are CPUs hot swappable? Can I just remove one like a flash drive while the computer is running? (P.S. How do you tell if a computer is on? I hear fans running and there are lights on. Help plz!) I have been very curious about this. I have searched the internet, but no info is available about this topic. Please help. I need to know for a future project I would like to work on in the future because it may be useful in the future.
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No they're not. and to make sure it's off unplug the Power Cable
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No they're not. and to make sure it's off unplug the Power Cable
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If fans are on, something on the computer is still running. The system should be totally powered off, and no power should be going to the system before removing a CPU to prevent any shorts.
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