- Screwdriver, Everest or cpu-z
- instructions for motherboard and CPU
Socket 370 Pentium III
Socket 423 Pentium, celeron 4
Socket 478 Pentium 4 celeron
LGA 775 Pentium D, Celeron D, Pentium EE, Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Extreme, Celeron,
Xeon 3000 series, Core 2 Quad
LGA 1156 Core i7,Core i5,Core i3
LGA 1366 Core i7
Socket A (Socket 462) Athlon, Athlon XP, Sempron, Duron
Socket 563 Athlon XP-M
Socket 754 Athlon 64
Socket 939 Athlon 64 and Athlon 64 FX
Advice 2: How do you know your motherboard
- Screwdriver, flashlight, USB flash drive, Internet access
Regardless of whether you are it's all to look for yourself or contact a specialist, you need to know your motherboard.
Advice 3: How to identify a socket
- Computer, app TuneUpUtilities, Internet access
Advice 4: What is socket processor
What means marking of sockets
In the marking of the socket are its main characteristics needed in order to determine which motherboard will fit this processor. For example, an Intel Pentium 4 processor has a socket type LGA 775. The last number indicates the number of contacts, and the letters indicate that this type of processor has no pins - they are in the motherboard. LGA (eng. Land Grid Array) is a type of chip with a matrix of contact pads instead of pins. Therefore, the lack in the marking of CPU abbreviation LGA says that the processor has contact pins.
Features selection and the differences in the processors
If you want to build a computer and choose the processor, labelling can easily determine which socket should be the motherboard.
For example, for installation in the socket LGA 775 is designed following Intel processors: Pentium D, Celeron D, Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Extreme, Pentium EE, Celeron, Xeon 3000 and Core 2 Quad. For socket LGA 1156 fit processors: Core i7, Core i5 and Core i3. And the LGA 1366 socket designed for the Core i7.
Manufacturer AMD releases the Athlon under the following socket types: 462, 563, 754, 939. As can be seen from the labeling, the Athlon processor has contact pins.
New CPU models are usually not suitable for motherboards that were released more than five years ago. Therefore, when buying a new processor you will most likely have to change the motherboard.
Intel sockets released since 2011, labelled LGA 1155. Sockets 2013 and 2014 are marked LGA 1150. And sockets LGA 775, LGA 1366 and LGA 1156 have become obsolete.
The AMD Athlon is much cheaper than Intel with same clock frequency. However, the advantage of Intel is the low energy consumption and low heat output. Due to this, the company's products more reliable and durable.
Advice 5: What are the different sockets for processors
In fact, change the processor to a faster (higher frequency), is part of the upgrade of the computer. With a processor frequency that is higher, faster work programmes, such change may be able to run more modern games (which, perhaps, the old "stone" and "not pulled").
One of the important criteria for the selection of a new CPU to upgrade your PC - suitable for installation on the motherboard socket. Socket called a socket on the motherboard for the CPU. It looks like a plastic square connector with lots of pins (holes under the legs of the processor or the spring "legs" that will touch the pins on the processor).
Today there are many types of sockets (both under Intel and AMD), many of which are outdated.
The types of sockets for Intel processors:
Socket 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Sоcket 370 (for Pentium 3), 423, 478 (for Pentium 4 first, many people bought these computers), 603/604, and PAC418 611, LGA771, .LGА775 (more often it works quite well), 1567, 1366, 1156, 1155, 2011, 1356, 1150, 1151.
Helpful hint: how to know what socket is on your motherboard? If you know sockets "in your face", just Unscrew the housing, remove the CPU and look. Also possible without removing the cooler, to find the name of motherboard (written on it) and find its description in Internet. If you with the technique you better find documents that describe the configuration of the computer and read the description of the motherboard there.
The types of sockets for processors AМD:
Super Socket 7, Socket A (462) (K7 processors (remember the name Athlon, Athlon, Sempron, Duron?), 754, 939, 940, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FМ1 and 2, FМ2+, F, F+, C32, G34.
The market today most often there are processors (and therefore motherboard) socket 2011-2015 model years. This is for Intel 1150, 1155, 1156. For AMD's AM2+, AM3+, FM1 and 2.
Please note that the CPU in the socket should be installed without much physical effort. If somehow, miraculously the CPU to install in the wrong socket, it will not work.
Useful tip: whether to purchase a new motherboard and CPU, if you saw the documents that your computer has a motherboard and CPU LGA 775, for example? Unambiguous answer I can not give. Think about it - if the speed of the computer you want, and you can solve all their problems, then the upgrade is unnecessary, don't waste your money. If to launch the necessary programs and games is very time consuming, you might want to think about updating iron.