How to know the socket?

Vladimir Kulinich
Vladimir Kulinich
February 28, 2013
How to know the socket?

There are many different components in a personal computer. One of them is a socket. How to learn a socket, our article will tell.

The first way. Just take the instructions to the motherboard. There will be listed all the information you need. Also, there is usually a list of processors suitable for your motherboard. In the case where there is no instruction, go to the methods described below.

The second way. You need to know the manufacturer and the name of the motherboard. You can read them directly on it, while removing the side cover of the system unit. Now just go to the official website of this manufacturer and, specifying the name of the board there, you can see the characteristics you are interested in.

The third way. Many manufacturers specify the value of the socket directly in the place where the processor is mounted on the plastic or metal part of the motherboard. Therefore, you need to arm yourself with a screwdriver, unscrew the bolts on the side cover and remove it. Now unscrew the screws that hold the heatsink and processor fan.Touch the processor itself is not necessary.

The fourth way. When all of the above does not help, use the program to scan the system. For example, cpu-z or Everes. They can be downloaded free of charge from the Internet. Now you just need to install it on your computer. After launch, you need to find the "Package" section, where you will see information about the socket.