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Upgrade CPU

Purchased a one XD earlier this year and I have been super pleased with the product and support.  Not really in the mode of immediately upgrading hardware, but I find myself needing more cores than the Intel Xeon-D 4 Core currently is providing me.  How can I safely pull the board and replace it?  I don't want to crack the lid on the unit because I can't seem to find any photos from anyone who did it so I have no idea what I would be getting myself into.

Also...since I am asking for the how to, it would also be great to know if Antsle provides the service inhouse as well...just in case I get lazy.

Thanks.

Hi @alkalinecandy,

The CPU is connected to the case with a thermal paste and changing it out by yourself isn't something we'd recommend you doing since it can be tricky. I don't think the lid would crack but the components inside could be damaged if you try to do it DIY.

If you'd like us to upgrade the CPU/Motherboard for you just write to sales@antsle.com with the specs of the upgrade you need and we can get back to you on what that would cost.

Thanks,
Daniel

@ddmscott,

Great info and appreciate the insight.  Cracking the lid was referring to going inside the box not actually having the lid crack.  Would it possible at some point for you guys to give us some insight into the manufacturing process?  I am sure there is some proprietary thing you are doing which you can completely hide of course, but it would be great for us to see at least part of the build process because we are investing in the hardware and unlike a Mac, we actually want it to do something outside of look pretty.  LOL.

Are the motherboards different between the one XD and the other models?

Thanks for the insight again.

John

@alkalinecandy,

The motherboards are different in each model as they correspond with the CPUs. I would like to do a short video about the manufacture and build process but not sure when we'll be able to get into it. I do have some "exploded' images that show the components inside and can share that here if you'd like.

@ddmscott,

@alkalinecandy hasn't responded but as someone who's also interested in upgrading some of the hardware (RAM in my case), I would love to see the images, or even a just list of the components if at all possible. For example, it would be nice to know what capabilities my antsle's MB has before I purchase new RAM, like how many slots, what speeds are supported, etc. Taking the antsle apart just to get the parts list is not ideal since it increases my downtime.

Here's something that may help.

There are 4 RAM slots and 4 Storage bays.

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