Socket or socket types: PGA is a square connector, which has very small holes wh ere the pins fit

when the microprocessor is placed under pressure. ZIF (Zero Insertion Force - Zero insertion force) is like a PGA Electrically, th e difference is that it has a mechanical system that allows you to enter the chi p without any pressure, eliminating the possibility of damage, both to introduce it as an extra. Developed during the 486 and its various versions (Socket's 3, 5 and 7, notably) have been used until it appeared the Pentium II. Currently manufacture three ty pes of ZIF socket: Socket 7: Socket 7 variant characterized by being able to use bus speeds up to 100 MHz, which is using the AMD K6-2 chips. Socket 370 or PGA 370: physically similar to above, but incompatible with it to use a different bu s. Socket A: used only by some AMD K7 AMD Athlon and the Duron. Slot 1: A new me dium for mounting chips. Physically very different from the previous. Slot is ve ry similar to a PCI or ISA has the contacts or connectors in the form of comb. S lot A: The version of AMD against Slot 1, physically both "slots" are equal, but are incompatible and that Intel does not pipe any intention to sell the idea an d is used only for the AMD K7 Athlon. It is remarkable that more established bra nds in the market are Intel and AMD, both strong competitors among themselves. I ntel operates mainly two types of processors: Pentium and Celeron, being the mor e expensive one than the other (This is due to the difference in amount of cache to do.) Like AMD manages two types or models of processors: Athlon and Duron pr ocessors. Like Intel handle a price difference between the two, ie both companie s offer an expensive model and a lower value, this providing satisfy the market purchasing. The quality of both brands and any model is very good, you should not demean anyone. Today is showing up an endorsement from Micr osoft for its Windows XP operating system with new versions of AMD's Athlon. The table shows the AMD and Intel in both versions. LGA LAND GRID ARRAY (LGA) is a type of surface mount packaging used for integrated c ircuits. It can be connected electricity to a PCB, WHETHER BY THE USE OF A WELDI NG SOCKET OR DIRECTLY TO THE PRINTED CIRCUIT CARD. The LGA is used as a physical interface for microprocessors of Intel Pentium 4, Intel Xeon, Intel Core 2 and AMD Opteron families. Unlike the pin grid array (PG A), the interface is found on most AMD and Intel processors older, there are no pins on the chip, instead of the pins are pads of bare gold plated copper touchi ng the pins on the motherboard. While the LGA sockets have been in use since 199 6 by the MIPS R10000 and HP PA-8000 processors, the interface does not have a wi despread use until Intel introduced the LGA platform starting with the 5x0 and 6 x0 Pentium 4 Prescott core sequence in the year 2004. All Pentium D and Core 2 d esktop processors currently use an LGA socket. As of Q1 2006 Intel Xeon switchin g server platform from the LGA 5000-series models. AMD introduced the LGA server platform from Opteron 2000-series in Q2 2006. AMD offers the Athlon 64 FX-74 So cket 1207FX through the ASUS L1N64-SLI WAS motherboard as the only desktop solut ion LGA in the desktop market, AMD today.