Sockets & Slots

  1. Available on the 486 motherboard model. The socket has 169 pins and requires 5 V to operate.
    Socket 1 Motherboard
  2. An upgraded version of Socket 1. This socket has 238 pins and requires 5 V.
    Socket 2 of motherboard
  3. This provides backward compatibility with Socket 2 processors. The socket has 237 pins and requires 3.3 to 5 V.
    Socket 3 of motherboard
  4. This socket was introduced with Pentium machines. Low-class Pentium machines of 60 to 66MHz contain this socket. This socket has 237 pins and requires 5 V.
    Socket 4 of motherboard
  5. This is used in Pentium machines of 75 to 133 MHz. This socket has 320 pins and requires 3.3 V.
    Socket 5 of motherboard
  6. This socket was developed for the 486 motherboard model. With the development of Pentium processor, this socket is now no longer used.
    Socket 6 of motherboard
  7. This socket is popular and works with modern Pentium, AMD, and Cyrix processors. This socket has 321 pins and requires 2.5 to 3.3 V. The socket has voltage regulator ability that can convert external 3.3 V to low internal voltages.
    Socket 7 of motherboard
  8. This socket is specifically used for Pentium Pro processor. The socket has 387 pins and can work with 3.1 to 3.3 V.
    Socket 8
  9. This slot has 242 pins and works with 2.8 to 3.3 V. It enables fast data transfer between the processor and the cache memory.
    Slot 1 of motherboard
  10. This slot was introduced to support Pentium III chips and has 330 pins. It also supports devices with wide pin connectors and enables quick data transfer between the processor and the cache memory.
    Slot 2 of motherboard
  11. This slot was introduced with the Athlon processor. It increases the data transfer speed between the processor and RAM using a special protocol. And it is similar to Intel's Slot 1.
    Slot A of motherboard
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