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I just need to know the socket number for my motherboard. No one can seem to tell me this simple thing. I know that it is in fact my motherboard that is the problem, we have tried all the other suggestions. My computer will not boot up to the bios screen. computer comes on, monitor comes on, then monitor says no signal and shuts start up beep either. Anyways to make a long story short....I just need the socket number for my motherboard. Acer Aspire Desktop, M5641 Intel Quad core Q6600, 2.4 GHz AM5641-E5620A

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Socket 775

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  • beelze Apr 29, 2011

    The socket number? Is he referring to the Socket Type of the Mainboard? It's an LGA775, beachsunsets...



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As you have stated it's a Compaq Presario S0000/S8000 SERIES desktop computer.

One of the S0000/S8000 series.
Without knowing the exact model number I have no idea of what hardware is installed on the motherboard.

On the back of the computer tower, or up on the side, is a white Service Tag.
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Also; Going to HP Support with the exact model number may not reveal the info I need, either.
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Just two examples for Intel processors; Socket 478, and LGA 775 processor socket.


With this style of processor socket, the processor socket has the socket holes, and the processor has the contact pins. (478 holes/478 pins)


With this style of processor socket, the socket has the pins, while the processor has contact pads.

There are other styles of Intel processor sockets. There are also AMD processors which can be used, and have many different processor sockets also.

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Specifically, what Northbridge chip is used.

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Integrated Circuit,

For your motherboard the motherboard chipset is a Northbridge chip, and a Southbridge chip.

{So aptly named Northbridge, and Southbridge, for the relation of how they sit on the motherboard.
Looking at a motherboard as if it were a map, the Processor sits to the North.

The Northbridge chip sits close to the Processor.
The Southbridge chip sits to the 'South' on the motherboard }

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of a computer.
It handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and High-speed graphics.

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of a computer.

4) Motherboard Diagram,

Knowing what processor socket is used, and what Northbridge chip, we can accurately determine what processors are supported.

CPU-Z is a tiny, free program that without opening your computer, tells you what hardware is installed on your motherboard.
Tells you what processor socket, and Northbridge chip are used, for one.

5) This is information on CPU-Z. Shows you a screenshot of the user interface of CPU-Z,

Left-click on the CPU-Z user interface to the upper right of the page, to enlarge it.
(Under the bold CPU-Z heading)

When CPU-Z opens it automatically opens to the CPU tab.
(Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short)

To the right of - Package - tells you what processor socket is used.
Clicking on the Mainboard tab tells you what motherboard chipset is used.

6) CPU-Z download page,

Left-click on Download now! in the purple rectangular box.
A small window will come up on the right side -
Opening cpu-z_1.56-setup-en.exe

Left-click right on Save File
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In the header at the top of this small window, tells you where the file will download to.

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Desktop: The file will be on your desktop screen.

My Documents: Left-click on Start, then on My Documents

Downloads: Left-click on Start, then on My Documents. DOUBLE-click on Downloads.

When you see the file name DOUBLE-click right on it.
Follow the easy installation instructions.

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2) Left-click on the Mainboard tab.

What is stated to right of;
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B) Model
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