What kind of CPU interface is this?

Published on November 24th, 2009 at 8:00 am

Last modified on August 13th, 2012 at 5:00 pm



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.

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