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This is an old slot. Its found on 486motherboards and supports 486 chips, plus the DX2, DX4
Overdrive. It contains 169 pins and operates at 5 volts. The only overdrive it will support is the
ThisIntel socket is a minor upgrade from the Socket 1. It has 238 pins and is still 5 volt. Although it is still a 486 socket and supports all the chips Socket 1 does, it has the minor addition of being able to support aPentium OverDrive.
Another Intel socket, containing 237 pins. It operates at 5 volts, but has the added capability of operating at 3.3 volts, switchable with a jumper setting on the motherboard. It supports all of the Socket 2 processors with the addition of the 5x86. It is considered the latest of the 486 sockets.
We move into Pentium class machines with the Socket 4, by Intel. This socket has 273 pins. It
operates at a whopping 5 volts. Due to this voltage and the lack of any multipliers, this socket
basically had no where to go but the history books. It only supports the low-end Pentium 60-66 and
the Overdrive because these chips are the only Pentiums operating at 5 volts. Beginning with the
Pentium-75, Intel moved to the 3.3 volt chip.
This socket operates at 3.3 volts with 320 pins. It supports Pentium class chips from 75MHz to
133MHz. Newer chips will not fit because they need an extra pin. Socket 5 has been replaced by the
more advanced Socket 7. There are socket converters out there that can allow you to run more
modern socket 7 processors in these socket 5 sockets. While socket 7 processors are still old by
today's standards, these converters can allow you to get more life out of your socket 5 motherboard.
You might think this is a nice Pentium socket class, but it is meant for 486's. It is only a slightly
more advanced Socket 3 with 235 pins and 3.3 volt operation. This socket is forgotten. The market
never moved to use it because it came out when 486's were already going of out style and
manufacturers couldn't see pumping money into changing their designs for a 486.
Socket 7 was the most popular and widely used socket for quite awhile. It contains 321 pins and
operates in the 2.5-3.3 volt range using a split voltage (different I/O voltage and core voltage). It
supports all Pentium class chips, from 75MHz on up, MMX processors, the AMD K5, K6, K6-2,
K6-3, 6x86, M2 and M3, and Pentium MMX Overdrives. This socket was the industry standard and
was being used for sixth-generation chips by IDT, AMD and Cyrix. Intel, however, decided to
abandon the socket for it's sixth-generation lineup. Socket 7 boards incorporate the voltage
regulator which makes voltages lower than the native 3.3 volt possible.
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