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.