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Processor Sockets

AMD Socket 754 (Graphic from Wikimedia commons uploaded by Darkone 2005)

The type of processor that is connected to a socket is a square package with many pins (more than 250) on the bottom surface of the chip, which connects to a motherboard by a Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) socket. The pins are found around all sides of the package and there will be more than one row of pins on each side.

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