A socket is an interface on the computer's motherboard where the central processor connects. Knowing the motherboard socket is required if there is a need to buy a more powerful processor or replace a burned-out one. If you do not know which socket is on the motherboard, you can buy a processor that will not fit it and, accordingly, you will have to waste time again going to the computer accessories store.
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There are two ways to find out the processor connection socket. The first way is to directly open the documentation for your computer and view the "Motherboard" section. This section contains the processor connection socket. Difficulties can arise if you bought an already assembled computer. In such cases, technical documentation for each component is not always issued separately.
If you do not have the appropriate documentation and you cannot use the first method, then the second method will definitely suit everyone and will help determine the motherboard socket. Download the TuneUpUtilities app. The application is paid, but it has a trivial (trial) period of use (up to 15 days). Start it up. Wait while the program scans the system. After scanning, you will be prompted to optimize the software and fix errors. Agree by clicking OK, it doesn't hurt anyway.
After the scanning process, you will be taken to the main menu of the program. Pay attention to the four sections that are in the upper window of the running application. Select the Fix proвlems section. A window with several items will appear. Select the Show system information item, after which a menu will appear with the parameters of all equipment connected to the computer.
From this menu, select the System devices tab. A window will appear with the parameters of the motherboard and processor. Find Socket. To the right of this item there will be information about the socket with which the computer's motherboard is equipped, as well as the BIOS version and the last date of its update. Some versions of TuneUpUtilities may also provide information about the processor model that matches the socket type and motherboard. Please note that each motherboard is suitable for either AMD or INTEL processors.