Advice 1: How to know socket of motherboard

When building a computer or upgrading it when it becomes necessary to choose the right processor, many PC users don't know what processor will fit his motherboard and why this and not the other. For this purpose, the value of the socket. It is the site of attachment of the CPU onto the motherboard. The numbering of the socket is indicated by the numbers.
How to know socket of motherboard
You will need
  • Screwdriver, Everest or cpu-z
  • instructions for motherboard and CPU
The easiest way to know the value of the socket is to take the manual to the motherboard. Locate and open the page which describes its characteristics and view the desired numbers. There's also usually specify a range of processors that will fit to your motherboard. If it is not, then consider the following options.
Knowing the name and manufacturer of your motherboard (this can be read on it, removing the side cover of the system unit) go to the official website of the manufacturer and stating the name of the Board, view its characteristics.
It so happens that many manufacturers often specify a socket in place of mounting the processor on a metal or plastic part of the motherboard. You need to not be lazy, take a screwdriver, Unscrew the bolts of the side cover, remove it, Unscrew the screws holding the fan and radiator cooling the CPU, while not touching the processor, and you in a secret place.
If all the above does not help, then there are programs which scan the system and give your specification. For example, Everest or cpu-z. The more simple it cpu-z. Here we will analyze. Search the Internet or buy in store, install it on the computer. After it starts and wait in the window that appears, locate the graph Package. Here will be listed your socket.
Depending on what CPU you have installed, you can also define what kind of socket you have on the motherboard. This will help you to this list.
Manufacturer Intel

Socket 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
Manufacturer AMD

Socket CPU

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
Useful advice
When removing the radiator for cooling the CPU don't forget to turn the power off and be careful with the wires.

Advice 2: How do you know your motherboard

To find out your system cost, you can just disassemble the computer and rewrite placed on her markings. But it is desirable to try to do programmatically.
How do you know your motherboard
You will need
  • Screwdriver, flashlight, USB flash drive, Internet access
Type motherboard can be found in several ways: mechanical and software. On each device is always spelled the model and serial number. To determine the type of motherboard you need to Unscrew with a screwdriver the cover of the system unit, Shine a flashlight on the system cost of your computer and find the name and labeling. If the marking is unclear then rewrite it on a piece of paper and search the Internet. There can definitely determine the device type by number by typing it in the search bar of the browser and selecting the desired resource.
If you have a laptop, a candy bar or simply no way to look at the system cost, then you can see the name and type of the motherboard when the computer starts. To do this, at first start, when there are inscriptions on a black background, it is necessary to press the "Pause". Then at the top, in the second or third string will be the name and model of the motherboard.
The third way is to do is download and install Everest or Sis Sandra soft. These programs collect full information on the hardware and software of your computer. To determine the type of motherboard it is necessary to find the item "mainboard" or "motherboard", go on it and there will appear all the information you need. If you cannot perform these actions, it is better to contact a qualified technician-the geek.
Useful advice
All devices in the computer are selected by the model parameters. To determine the model parameters, it is necessary to know the model. When you reinstall the software, in particular operating system requires a driver package for the motherboard and all installed devices;

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

The socket is the interface on a computer motherboard where the CPU connects. To know socket of motherboard you want, if you need buy more powerful CPU, or replacing the burnt. If you don't know which socket on the motherboard, you can buy a processor that did not approach her and, accordingly, will have again to spend time going to the office supply store.
How to identify a socket
You will need
  • Computer, app TuneUpUtilities, Internet access
To know the socket connection of the processor in two ways. The first method is the direct opening to your computer documentation and look at the section "Motherboard". In this section, and is a socket connection to the CPU. Difficulties can arise in the case if you bought already assembled computer. In such cases, it is not always granted to technical documentation for each komplektujushhie separately.
If you do not have proper documentation and you can't use the first method, the second method will definitely suit everyone and help to define the socket of the motherboard. Download the app TuneUpUtilities. The app is a paid app but it has a trivial (trial) period of use (up to 15 days). Run it. Wait until the program scans the system. After scanning you will be prompted to optimize the software and fix bugs. Agree by pressing OK, in any case can not hurt.
After scanning you will be taken to the main menu. Note the four sections that are in the top window of the running application. Select the partition Fix proвlems. A window will appear with several points. Click Show system information, then a menu appears with the options all connected to computer equipment.
In this menu select the tab System devices. A window will appear with settings for the motherboard and processor. Find Socket. To the right of this paragraph and will contain the information about the socket that is equipped with computer motherboard and version of BIOS and the latest date of update. In some versions of the program TuneUpUtilities can also be information on the CPU models that are suited to this type of socket and the motherboard. Note that each motherboard comes to processors or AMD, or INTEL.

Advice 4: What is socket processor

The socket type is the main characteristic of computer processors. It was under his chosen motherboard that needs to have the appropriate socket for the processor.
Computer processor
The socket". socket) connector on the motherboard that holds the processor. Different types of sockets different from each other by size, number and type of contacts and type of mounts for CPU coolers (fans). All sockets can be divided into groups: Intel and AMD. These companies have different manufacturing standards, motherboards and processors, so the socket data producers also have significant technical differences.

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

Beautiful word "socket" in the personal computer can be referred as a software interface and connector for the CPU. Let's talk about the second interpretation of the concept of "a socket" because this is an important question for all users who want to buy CPU is newer and faster.
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.

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