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: 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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