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  10stripe.com - The Big Processor Guide - Sockets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Sockets where the motherboard has a series of pins meant to connect to balls on the bottom of the processor.
Sockets where the motherboard has a series of holes into which pins on the base of the processor are inserted.
The socket itself is generally made of two pieces, one of which slides laterally as the lever moves.
www.rose-hulman.edu /~freemawa/featured/cpu/sockets.php   (1197 words)

 CPU Sockets Chart
Socket 7 and Socket 5 are very similar in appearance, but there are significant differences.
Socket 7 is defined as a superset of Socket 5, and can handle all the previous processors that worked in Socket 5.
The Slot A, Socket A, Socket 423, Socket 603, and Slot M chips all use a dual (2x) or quad-pumped (4x) bus that hits on the rising and falling edges of the clock, yielding a faster effective bus speed.
users.bigpond.net.au /badboy/home/cpus   (619 words)

 TechMount » Archive » Sockets, slots and CPU connectors
The CPU is connected to the motherboard via some form of CPU interface, either a slot or a socket.
Socket-745 - AMD’s socket for the Athlon 64.
The Socket 939 marked the convergence of the mainstream and FX versions of the Athlon 64 CPU, which had previously used different interfaces, the Socket 754 and Socket 940 respectively.
www.techmount.com /index.php/20050328/sockets-slots-and-cpu-connectors   (1356 words)

 CPU socket - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term CPU socket (or CPU slot) is widely used to describe the connector linking the motherboard to the CPU(s) in certain types of desktop and server computers, particularly those compatible with the Intel x86 architecture.
Most CPU sockets and processors in use today are built around the pin grid array (PGA) architecture, in which the pins on the underside of the processor are inserted into the socket, usually with zero insertion force (ZIF) to aid installation.
Socket 775 was introduced with support for PCI express, DDR2 memory and Intel's version of the AMD64 processor extensions (called EM64T), but also moved to the new Land Grid Array physical layout, where the pins are in the socket rather than on the CPU package, for better electrical performance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/CPU_socket   (758 words)

 Upgrade Processors - Intel Overdrive CPU's
Intel's Overdrive series was based on a standard CPU, with additional voltage regulators, for example, a 3.3V 486 CPU would be built with regulators to work on the old style 5 Volt socket.
These were often built in a QFP package and soldered to a socket adapter with the needed multiplier and voltage regulator circuits.
The Slocket was born to remedy this, a Slocket, as its name suggests is a Socket on a PCB that fits in a Slot 1, allowing the use of many standard Socket 370 CPU's in Slot 1 boards.
www.cpushack.net /UpgradeProcessors.html   (2681 words)

 CPU Socket Basics, Part 1 - Intel -= www.bigbruin.com =-
Socket T actually doesn't mount to a socket like the rest of processors on this list, as the pins usually found on the processor have been moved to the motherboard, and the processor now receives the 755 pins on its underside.
Socket T processors are basically the next generation of Celerons and Pentium 4s found on the Socket 478 format, continuing many of the same attributes, such as Hyper-Threading, on the Pentium 4 series.
Xeons are powerful processors all on their own, but the architecture of the CPU and supporting motherboards allows for serious systems to be configured with dual processors, or perhaps even four processors, to really make light work of even the most intensive application.
www.bigbruin.com /reviews05/intelcputip/index.php?file=1   (1116 words)

 CPU Socket Basics, Part 2 - AMD -= www.bigbruin.com =-
Socket A was the staple format in AMD's line-up for years, carrying the brand through the Athlon, Thunderbird, Duron, Athlon XP, Athlon MP, and Sempron classes of processors.
The number of pins found on the bottom of a Socket A CPU totals 462, and this is one of the few formats that is not named for the number of pins found on the processor.
Socket A processors ranged in top speeds from under 1 GHz to just over 2 GHz, but the identification of a Socket A processor's true speed is difficult due to AMD's use of PR (Performance Rating) grades instead of true processor speed as a sales tool.
www.bigbruin.com /reviews05/amdcputip/index.php?file=1   (1017 words)

 CPU Sockets/Slot Motherboards.org
The motherboard has one or more sockets or slots into which the processor is inserted.
Socket 7 is a ZIF socket used by Pentium chips.
Intel has moved to Slot 1 and Slot 2, but this socket is also used by AMD K5 and K6, as well as Cyrix 6x86 processors.
www.motherboards.org /articlesd/tech-planations/5_1.html   (268 words)

 Xtreme Tek - A Tale of Two Sockets - Page 1
The socket is the connection between the CPU and the motherboard.
With 462 pins arranged in tight quarters with large energy flows, the socket must be prepared to deal with the stresses of daily operation.
For both sockets, the AC properties were rated at 1 pF of capacitance and 3.5 nH of inductance.
www.xtremetek.com /info/index.php?id=15   (445 words)

 All CPU Sockets | Hardware Secrets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The use of this socket lowered a lot the chances of breaking or bending the CPU pins during its installation or removal.
The socket created to be used together with the very first 486 processor wasn’t ZIF and didn’t allow you to replace the CPU with a different processor model.
Other socket standards were released for the 486 family after socket 1 — socket 2, socket 3 and socket 6 — in order to increase the number of CPU models that could be installed on the CPU socket.
www.hardwaresecrets.com /article/373   (647 words)

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In terms of computing power, the CPU is the most important element of a computer system.
The CPU requires a fixed number of clock ticks (or clock cycles) to execute each instruction.
Newer CPU's like the pentium IV have and L1 and L2 cache built in with a L3 cache as support chips.
www.escotal.com /cpu.html   (1017 words)

 The Mainboard
After the CPU chip, the mainboard or "motherboard" is the most important component of any personal computer.
The LGA 775 is the newer design and may support slightly faster speeds, but it is most notable because the CPU is actually clipped onto the mainboard and will not (as Socket 478 did) pop out accidentally if you pull on the heat sink.
The support for CPU, memory, and PCI is pretty much the same from all vendors, so the choice of mainboard and chipset may be driven by video, USB 2, FireWire, audio, and integrated LAN.
www.yale.edu /pclt/PCHW/mainboard.htm   (1781 words)

 mobo sockets general question - PC-Media Tech Forums
The CPU socket or slot is the connector that interfaces between a computer's motherboard and the processor itself.
The motherboard and socket specs can be got from either the mobo manufacturer+model that you have; or from the exact version of CPU that you use.
The CPU socket is the number of pins usually found on the underside of your processor itself.
www.pcmech.com /forum/showthread.php?t=136333   (406 words)

 CPU FAN FAQ - Computer Fan Outlet Store
A — Heat is transferred from the CPU to the heat sink of the cooling fan by way of thermal contact.
The quality of the contact between the cooler and the CPU is usually the result of how it's clamped onto the CPU.
Fortunately, technological advances have been so great that there are a number of different types of CPU sockets on the market.
www.computerfanoutlet.com /faq.asp   (1089 words)

 Build A PC - Sockets
Sockets and Slots and Slotkets, Oh My There are a bunch of different connectors used by CPUs.
This is not compatible with the 370-pin socket used by current Pentium IIIs, nor (of course) with AMD's 453-pin Socket-A. Socket-A
The socket used by later Pentiums (early Pentiums used Socket-5).
www.acme.com /build_a_pc/connectors.html   (532 words)

 WinDrivers Computer Tech Support Forums - CPU Sockets/Slots
Unless you are going to overclock your CPU there's no real importance if you put a Clereon PPGA with adapter or Slot I Celeron on a slot 1 Mobo..
Socket Super7 work with more models of AMD (Faster Mhz) and some also work with K6-3.
Socket 1 - Depend on main board and chipset - you can go up to 1Ghz with some models.
forums.windrivers.com /printthread.php?t=307   (364 words)

 Hardware Components: CPU
Description: The CPU is the circuitry that performs the arithmetic and logic operations and executes instruction.
The internal clock frequency (the bus frequency) is the speed between the CPU and RAM.
Also the internal clock frequency is the speed inside the CPU, that is between L1 cache and the various CPU registers.
pages.prodigy.net /jcusto/bin/cpu.htm   (1145 words)

 CPU-World: From Intel 4004 processor to AMD Athlon 64 and Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs
Nov 3 More CPU comparison charts are online: Athlon 64 processors and Athlon FX microprocessors.
Oct 25 10 new microprocessors were added to Intel 80960 CPU family.
Oct 11 AMD K8 CPU page was updated with information on Athlon FX microprocessors.
www.cpu-world.com   (635 words)

 PINBALL: Repair Williams 1977-1984 System 3 System 4 System 6 System 7, Black Knight, Firepower Pinball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
That is for example, all System3 CPU boards should have already been upgraded to System4/6 specs (as outlined in the CPU Upgrade section).
The CPU has started and the game program is (probably) running, but there is either a ROM problem or a problem with the score displays (missing high voltage?) Turn the game off, and replace fuse F3 (the lamp matrix power).
The CPU chip IC1 is connected to IC3/IC4's input even numbered pins 2-6,10-14, and the rest of the address bus is connected to the ouput odd numbered pins 3-13.
www.marvin3m.com /sys37/index2.htm   (18780 words)

 IPC products cpu card sbc compactpci embedded board maker in taiwan ibase
MicroAGP sockets are 144-pin sockets that are used in CPU cards as expansion slots.
With MicroPCI sockets you can choose MicroPCI daughter cards with the functions you need to add or even remove from your system whether it is VGA, Ethernet, SCSI or RAID.
With MicroPCI sockets, CPU cards from IBASE can support dual Ethernet interfaces that are essential to eliminate downtime and meet your critical availability needs.
www.technoland.com /faq.htm   (606 words)

 Tom's Blurb: The Intel Pentium II ('Klamath') CPU, Intel's Policy and the Competitor AMD with Its K6 | TG Daily   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Since the days of the 386 there used to be specially designed CPU sockets on the motherboard, where these square or rectangular little fl chips in 'pin grid array' design used to fit in.
This socket was not licensed by Intel and hence AMD and Cyrix just had to apply to the Socket 7 specification and you could swap an Intel Pentium CPU against an AMD or Cyrix one.
Now since Intel obviously saw a need for a new CPU connection to the motherboard, we are certainly allowed to ask what great new features this new 'Slot One' is coming along with and especially what the benefits are over the old Socket technique.
www.tgdaily.com /1997/03/09/tom   (994 words)

 Slava Oks's WebLog : Retrieving information about CPUs' relationships
CPU Socket (CPU Slot) - actual holder of physical CPU, can hold a package consisting of multiple physical CPUs, multi core.
CPU Core (Core) - a single physical CPU, can be part of a package placed in a given socket.
Logical CPU (Logical thread, Hyper thread) - a single logical CPU that has its own set of dedicated components on physical CPU but shares the rest of physical CPU, Core, with another logical CPUs.
blogs.msdn.com /slavao/archive/2006/03/12/550064.aspx   (401 words)

 CPU - Webled.com
[ Hot CPU Tester is a burn-in diagnostic tool which tests the CPU, as ]...
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www.webled.com /CPU.htm   (382 words)

 Crystal Group
This is located between the CPU and the SIMM sockets.
Unlike all other Crystal CPU cards, it has a pair of small, shiny, aluminum heat sinks loacted near the CPU.
Unlike other Socket 370 cards, it has a metal bar running lengthwise, down the center of the card.
www.crystalpc.com /support_identifyyoursbc.asp   (510 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions
Most CPUs are of the PGA (Pin Grid Array) type, meaning there are pins underneath the processor which are inserted into the socket.
Generally, the name of the socket refers to the number of pins on the processor.
Recently, Intel developed the LGA (Land Grid Array), meaning the pins are on the socket on the motherboard rather than on the processor.
www.pugetsystems.com /faq.php?cat=8   (560 words)

 WinDrivers Computer Tech Support Forums - CPU sockets
I've ready on one sellers site about their system board socket 7 takes a CPU with 321 pins.
I figured the socket would be downward compatible.
I think he is. Most standard socket 7 boards will only go up to 200Mhz, and few support MMX instructions.
forums.windrivers.com /showthread.php?t=28616   (366 words)

 CPU SOCKETS - AMD Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
the amd chip that was in the Socket 462 seems to fit in the Socket A mobo.
Is the Socket A a more modern socket but is backward compatible to a socket 462?
Socket A and socket 462 are just two names for the exact same thing.
forums.amd.com /index.php?showtopic=34007   (241 words)

 PCI Express: Under the Hood of 2004's New Bus
Platform change is a regular occurrence in the world of PC hardware, and we're bracing for a big wave to hit in 2004.
Intel and AMD are expected to make a transition to new CPU packages, DDR-2 memory may or may not become the de facto performance standard, and Serial ATA will likely replace its parallel predecessor as the standard interface not only for hard disks but optical drives as well.
Since PCI Express also doubles as a chip-to-chip link at the board level, it could theoretically be used to replace a wide range of current bus and interconnect technologies, but is being targeted at fairly specific tasks.
www.cpuplanet.com /features/article.php/3305281   (796 words)

 AMD HyperTransport innovation opens up CPU sockets to OEMs | TG Daily   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
As a result, according to Tom's Hardware Guide's Patrick Schmid who attended today's AMD briefing, other manufacturers will be able to develop co-processors that utilize the second socket (or third, or fourth) of AMD's new multi-socket systems, enabling graphics or physics processors to communicate with the CPU while bypassing the system bus.
With "4x4" and other AMD platforms, pairs of dual-core CPUs can be installed together, with "4x4" enabling two such pairs for eight total simultaneous cores.
Although AMD does not state this explicitly - perhaps in an attempt not to offend someone in particular - in bypassing the system bus, one also presumably bypasses the operating system, since no software drivers...or, more accurately, no software, may be necessary to implement such a communications link.
www.tgdaily.com /2006/06/01/amd_torrenza_opens_up_cpu_sockets   (632 words)

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