What kind of CPU interface is this?

What kind of CPU interface fits into a motherboard slot, such as Slot 1?

A) Dual In-line Package

B) Single Edge Cartridge

C) Pin Grid Array

D) Peripheral Component Interconnect

The answer: B) Single Edge Cartridge

The Single Edge Cartridge is a single slot, and it looks very similar to a PCI adapter interface type. The CPU is pushed into the slot with a bit of pressure, and the slot usually includes a locking mechanism to keep the CPU in place.

Want to know more? Watch “CPU Sockets.”

The configurations of CPUs onto a motherboard consist of a diverse set of slots, sockets, and connections. In this video, we’ll highlight some of these sockets types and show how a pin grid array processor fits into the zero insertion force sockets of today’s motherboards.