What are the different types of CPU sockets?

What are the different types of CPU sockets?

CPU sockets come in two major types — ball-grid array and pin-grid array.

Are all Intel CPU sockets the same?

All of these chipsets have the same socket, but some features are disabled on the low-end chipsets. Note, though, that old LGA 1155 motherboards often won’t work with new processors unless you upgrade the BIOS. You can usually find a compatibility list on the manufacturer’s support site.

What is a socket 478 motherboard?

Socket 478 (also known as mPGA478, mPGA478B) is a 478-contact CPU socket used for Intel’s Pentium 4 and Celeron series CPUs. Socket 478 was launched with the Northwood core to compete with AMD’s 462-pin Socket A and their Athlon XP processors. Socket 478 was phased out with the launch of LGA 775 in 2004.

What is the best socket P CPU?

The most powerful processor on socket P is the T9900.

How big is the Socket 478 socket mPGA478B?

In mPGA478B the pins are arranged as one grid, that is the same way as in Intel 80486 and older microprocessors. The mPGA478B has grid size 26 x 26 with a 14 x 14 section removed from the center of the grid. Two pin-holes in one corner of the socket are plugged, so there is only one way to install the CPU.

Can a Socket 479 be used with a Socket M?

Since there is only 1 pin missing, the socket can physically fit both socket 479 CPUs and Socket M CPUs. So, to add to the confusion, some motherboard manufacturers actually used this type of socket as an “universal dock” for both socket 479 CPUs and Socket M CPUs, which includes some of the Core 2 Duo mobile CPUs (Merom).

Is the Pentium 3 socket compatible with Socket 478?

Note: All processors are in 478-pin micro FC-PGA2 package, unless stated otherwise. Mobile Pentium III-M and Pentium M microprocessors use different type of socket. There are no CPUs from other manufacturers compatible with socket 478.

Which is the best motherboard for Socket 478?

Upgrading socket 478 motherboards CPU Core FSB (MHz) Fastest CPU Northwood 400 Pentium 4 2.6 GHz / 400FSB / Northwood P Northwood 533 Pentium 4 3.06 GHz / 533FSB / Northwood Northwood 800 Pentium 4 3.4 GHz / 800FSB / Northwood Prescott 533 Pentium 4 2.8 GHz / 533FSB / Prescott