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CPU Sockets

A processor inserts into a socket or slot, depending on the model. Most processors today insert into a socket. There are different types of sockets: pin grid array (PGA), which has even rows of holes around a square socket; staggered pin grid array (SPGA), which has staggered holes so more pins can be inserted; plastic pin grid array (PPGA); micro pin grid array (µPGA); flip chip ball grid array (FCBGA); and land grid array (LGA) are all used with either AMD and/or Intel processors. Figure 3.17 shows a CPU socket.

Figure 3.17

Figure 3.17 CPU socket

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