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Old 09-18-2006, 09:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i usually just count the pins. i don't trust cpu-z. its a hax0r program.
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Old 09-19-2006, 03:34 AM   #12 (permalink)
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so i will have 2 take my cpu out?
i have the original manual but it doesnt say
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so i will have 2 take my cpu out?
i have the original manual but it doesnt say
aliased was joking.... should download cpu-z or everest home edition, that should tell you what kind of socket you have

otherwise you will be counting 472-775 pins... on something thats about 1.5x1.5 inches..
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can someone get me a link so all i have to do it click Download
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Download CPU-Z. It's a small program that will tell you what you need. Everest Home Edition is also very nice but it's a bit larger download.

CPU-Z: http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

The Download link is in that page in the top left corner (CPU-Z 1.36). You don't need to install the program, just unzip the files in any folder in your computer. Afterwards, run it. You'll get a screen like this:



I have highlighted in yellow what you're looking for: the type of socket your CPU is mounted in ("Package"). In my case it's called "Socket A" (fairly old; i'm upgrading soon.) Hope that helps.

Edit: seems I have an older version of CPU-Z, getting new one ... There, updated to 1.36, and updated screenshot.
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