What fits into Socket 370?

What kind of CPU package fits into a Socket 370?

A) Dual in-line package

B) Pin grid array

C) Single edge cartridge

D) Single in-line package

E) The one with the funny connectors

The answer: B) Pin grid array

A pin grid array package consists of many pins that fit into a many-holed socket. The Socket 370 gets its name from the 370 pins that are spread about the underside of the CPU package.

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