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The connector that's used for CPUs on a motherboard

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Motherboard pins look a bit off - are they broken?

I'm new to PCs and don't know much. I know that motherboard pins are easy to bend and I don't know if these pins are bent or not. They seem to point in the right direction but look odd. If I start the ...
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Why are x86 processors limited to 8 sockets? [closed]

Why are x86 processors only manufactured to operate in, up to, 8 socket systems? I understand that it's the hardware itself, that determines the number of interconnects a processor has, but why ...
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What are these components around the CPU socket?

Right next to the CPU socket, on the left and the top, you can first see a row of silver caps and behind these are little dark grey "boxes". What are those components and why do they get ...
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What is the reasoning to choose the number of sockets?

I am looking at 2 servers. One has got 12 sockets with 24 virtual processors. Another server has got 24 sockets with 24 virtual processors. What is the reasoning to choose the number of sockets?
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Slight damage to LGA 1151 - Is it fatal/fixable?

Below is a picture of my LGA 1151 socket on a motherboard. 2 pins seem to be damaged, circled in red. I assume it won't work in this condition? Is it worth trying to nudge the pins back into alignment ...
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Why the speed of my processor is reduced?

I have a motherboard model D865GLC, it is an old computer that needs an upgrade to use like a office worker or basic school, it has 4gb of ram, graphic tarjet agp8x of 64mb and pentium 4 2.20 ghz, I ...
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On a multi socket system how to determine compatibily between different cpu models?

I know that when using a multi socket motherboard, the normal rule is to use several times the same cpu model. But a split appeared in recent years which reached Intel: cpu which delivers more total ...
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How to determine the maxium ram supportted on a multi cpu s socket motherboard?

In the past only the motherboard specification mattered. But since memory controllers moved onto the cpu, it s the cpu which defines the maximum memory supported by the system. In the case of ...
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How does cores/logical cores handle the threads [duplicate]

I have this whining question on my head, which stuck me for days. Correct me if I'm wrong: My aspect on computer architecture and organisation is that, In early day computers, there was a single ...
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AMD torque wrench failed, trashing the TR4 socket on my motherboard. Is there a path to recourse?

After reading instructions, and watching several video demonstrations, including AMD's own, I installed a new Threadripper CPU into the TR4 socket of a new ASRock X399 Tiachi motherboard. ...
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What does/can BIOS exactly limit?

We all know, that BIOS might limit a lot of things, but what are those? I'm about to buy a new CPU, but this time it is going to be a QuadCore i7, so can BIOS limit also max cores and threads and ...
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Compatible CPUs in this motherboard [closed]

It says GA-T672FXME & L-S672G. 1.How can I know which CPUs are compatible?? 2.How can I tell what type of socket does it use and what is it’s architecture?? 3.Also which out of the two is ...
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Does CPU Vertical Segment: Embedded mean that it can not be swapped?

Im interested with CPU replace in laptop, but something made me think a lot. I want to ask you simply if there is a socket defined, how can a processor be embedded? Does it work like it can be ...
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What's the `socket` param of a CPU?

When I configure KVM virtual machine OS xml file: you see, there gives CPU configuration: <cpu> <topology sockets="1" cores="2" threads="1"> </cpu> what's the socket to a ...
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LGA1151 physical dimensions?

I'm designing my own PC case and I need to find the physical dimensions (height specifically) of the LGA1151 socket with a CPU installed as I'm dealing with some low clearance heatsinks. I was able ...
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Why did my laptop refuse to start?

I tried to upgrade my processor. The chip inside is: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200, and I used this chip: Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8800 3M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB (SocketP) http://www....
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Can I set i3-3110m in socket PGA-989

My motherboard is broken on Lenovo G500S 59391747. I found a new board for my notebook with socket PFG-989. Can I use processor Intel Core i3-3110m with socket PFG-989?
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Can I place a CPU on an AM4 socket without using the lever?

Sadly, I discovered that my MoBo is faulty and that I need to change it, so I had to remove the heatsink and CPU and send it back - I will get a new MoBo soon. The original thermal paste on the ...
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Mac Pro Windows won't allow use of 2nd CPU Socket

Two days ago, I purchased a Mac Pro 2006 (1,1) from a local Apple repair shop. The intent was to install my GTX 1050 ti, run windows, and have slightly better hardware than my old i3 550. I got the ...
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PC crashing after cpu detached from cooling source

I detached CPU cooler from the processor, took the processor out for examination & installed it back. However, I didn’t apply a thermal paste in between, and left the old dry substance that was ...
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What is this motherboard socket?

I'm getting a small motherboard alongside a CD. I'm trying to figure out what the socket is. According to Google, it originally came with a Core 2 Duo in a Pegatron C15B embedded PC. It also may have ...
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CPU's for LGA775 Socket - advice needed [closed]

Hiya I forgot if this is the right site for "processors and hardware etc" but I need some opinion on this and advice... On my current PC, Intel Celeron 440 @ 2.0Ghz 1 GB DDR2 Motherboard is G31M-GS ...
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How to determine if a CPU is compatible to a mainboard - and vice versa

I am planning to buy an Intel G4560 processor. My current motherboard is an ASUS P5QPL-AM. I am not sure if the processor will fit into my motherboard. I have only little knowledge about computer ...
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Manufacturing cost of socketed versus soldered chips

There have at various times been debates about the merits of putting chips in sockets versus soldering them directly to the mainboard, the former granting flexibility (the ability to swap out the chip ...
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Is my motherboard compatible with an Intel i7? [closed]

I have an IBM ThinkPad Z61t with an Intel Centrino Duo. I want to know if it's possible to upgrade to one of Intel's i7 processors. I understand that there's different pin structures for different ...
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In the context of this quote, how many 'chips/sockets' do personal computers contain?

My textbook says the following: Not only have microprocessors become the fastest general purpose processors available, they are now multiprocessors; each chip (called a socket) contains ...
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Will a LGA 775 socket processor work on a modern motherboard?

I'm a guy who really likes old stuff since I'm using a modern motherboard with newer socket(I think it's probably 1366 or 1356 not sure). So I was browsing the internet and saw couple of Pentium 4 and ...
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Alert! Incompatible processor detected

I recently got my new Intel core 2 extreme (3.0Ghz, LGA775) and have just installed it When turning on the pc is says this: "Alert! Incompatible processor detected. System Halted!" I'm running a ...
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Are cores in a CPU package always identical?

By identical, I mean having the same signature - family, model, stepping and brand string of the CPU (which essentially identifies a CPU model uniquely) If I'm not wrong, a CPU package goes into a ...
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How to disable some cores on Intel machine

I have a machine with two Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2618L v3 processor, which has 8 cores on each socket. I only want the OS or hypervisor (such as Xen) on the machine to detect only one socket and ...
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information on GPU socket types

I'm looking for information on GPU socket types. In particular I'm looking for mobile GPU socket types. I'm interested in having a mobile GPU re-balled on to my all-in-one motherboard. the ...
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I bent CPU socket pins! How to unbent them?

I have a Intel DG33FB motherboard with a LGA755 (Socket T) CPU socket and a 2.6 GHz LGA755 processor. I want to upgrade the processor but while doing so I accidentaly bent some pins on the CPU socket....
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Need illustrated advice on Socket P/Merom BSEL mod

I have got Intel T2370(133FSB/Socket P/Merom) CPU and ASUS F5SL(SIS chipset) laptop. I see those as perfect candidates for BSEL pinmod yet I can't find detailed sure description on how to do it. ...
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Can I discover what processor socket I have via software [closed]

I am running a windows-8 laptop with an AMD E2 processor. I want to find out what socket I have (AM-2, AM-3, AM-3+) but I do not want to have to crack open the laptop. Is there a way using built in ...
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CPU Upgrade Options - rPGA Socket 989

I have a Samsung R730 laptop with HM55 chipset and the above socket number. The current processor is an Intel Pentium P6100. The processor is very limited with regards to visualization etc and I ...
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Motherboard with socket LGA1150: Xeon or I5? [closed]

I have 3 Tyan S5532GM2NR-LE motherbords. The wholesaler didn't yet shipped the mathcing Intel Xeon E3-1230v3 processors. I'd like to start preparing the 3 servers so I think using temporary processors ...
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Trouble installing an AMD CPU to socket G34 motherboard

I have the following supermicro motherboard which I am having some issues installing a CPU into. The CPU is as follows Opteron 6386 SE Part Number OS6386YETGGHK 6300-series "Abu Dhabi" (32 nm) The ...
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confused: PPGA988, rPGA988B. what cpu socket is in my hp 4330s laptop and what cpus will it take?

Wow, I am so out of the loop these days with PC/laptop hardware. Upgrading a CPU is a whole lot more complicated than it was in the late 90s! I have an HP 4330s laptop that according to CPU-Z, ...
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What do Intel's socket package specifications mean in detail?

What is the difference between FCPGA988 PGA988 rPGA rPGA988B BGA1224 FCBGA1224 Do some mean that the BGA is soldered to the board and cannot be removed? BGA is soldered versions only, right? What ...
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Are all Socket F Opteron processors interchangeable (within TDP limits)? [closed]

I have an old HP ProLiant DL145 G3 server I'm now using mostly as a budget 3D rendering node. Right now it has two Opteron 2218 processors (each is dual core). I'm looking at picking up a couple ...
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Core 2 Quad motherboard compatibility

Will a BOXDP965LTCK motherboard work with a Core 2 Quad 1066 FSB (Q6600)? It's listed as Core 2 compatible but they only say Duo and Extreme, not Quad - will it work anyways?
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Is it possible to play windows games on a quad socket? [closed]

windows 7 or 8 does not support quad socket mother boards. by quad socket i mean that there are 4 processors. each can have a bunch of cores. so if it's 16-core amd processor, it would be 4*16 = 64 ...
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Regarding compatibility of Intel Pentium D 805 CPU with new motherboard [closed]

I currently have an old configuration with Intel Pentium D 805 CPU and Intel D101GGC chipset. Now I am planning to upgrade my system except CPU and hard disk since it doesn't fit in the budget. ...
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Does a motherboard with socket 775 support Core 2 Duo CPUs?

I have a D102ggc2 motherboard with socket 775 and my neighbour has a Biostar socket 775 motherboard. He has a Core 2 Duo processor with 2.93 GHz and I have a Pentium 4 with 3.06 GHz. I wanted to ...
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Bent processor socket pins LGA1155 after overheating CPU

I have an i7-2600k (not overclocked) on an ASUS P8Z68 V-Pro motherboard that I was cooling using a Corsair H60 since last August. My A/C went out for a period of two weeks and my ambient temperature ...
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Upgrading mobile processor, socket confusion

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_G1 I have a Socket 989 rPGA (I think, Dell Inspiron D7010). I have 3 questions that I could use some help with. According to wikipedia, with Socket 989 rPGA can ...
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Phenom II X4 955 BE work in socket AM3+?

On the AMD spec page, this CPU shows it works only on socket AM3. Will it work in a socket AM3+? Are AM3 and AM3+ different or the same?
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Can I upgrade my laptop's AMD processor to an i3?

I'm using an Acer® Aspire AS5253-BZ493 Notebook (LX.RD502.053). Am I able to upgrade its processor to an i3 or i5? Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit Processor: HD Internet ...
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Will socket 1155 cpu work in 775 mobo

will INTEL Celeron G440 BOX (s. 1155) work in ASROCK G31M-S R2.0 (s. 775) motherboard? I belive I heard that AM3 cpu can work in AM2 mobo is it the same case with intel.
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AMD socket AM2+ CPU in an AM2 socket motherboard?

Is there a way that I can determine whether an AMD socket AM2+ CPU such as the Phenom X4 will work in a motherboard with an AM2 socket? I have an old box with an AM2 socket motherboard that I'd like ...
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