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By syaza61 ·
can someone tell me how to know which cpu is match with the motherboard.Can someobe list it out.

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by djent In reply to cpu + motherboard

To many variables. Which MB? Chk MFG's site for specs.

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by colin_mendonca In reply to cpu + motherboard

you will have to see the manufacturers site depending upon the type of processor/motherboard you require.
example :for a pentium 4 you can use an Intel 850
chipset.

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by infopoint In reply to cpu + motherboard

Do you mean which mobo you can use with a socket A chip rather than slot 1 ? In which case you're looking for a family chip type/mobo match. Or do you want to find a specific board to use with a chip you have ?

For current mobos, get this info via the manufacturers websites but a quicker way is to go a site which sells components. You can list all the mobos and then for each mobo, you could look at the spec. This would tell you the cpus you could use. Try www.ebuyer.co.uk.

For older boards, look at sites that have ads from people selling older kit. They always have ads which sell mobos with a cpu already on it & they list these as a named mobo and a specific chip. Try www.micromart.co.uk.

Try www.tomshardware.com for further specific information, an excellent site with archives on mobo/chip combinations going back some years.

If you do indeed have a chip you want to use, it may be simpler to just put a wanted ad somewhere saying "Wanted, mobo suitable for a XXX processor"and let the sellers do the work.

On a more technical (?) level, if you actually have a motherboard in your hands, the socket into which the processor is located ( its white ) has the type of socket embossed on it - ie socket 5, socket 7. No socket means its a slot type. To figure out what speed processor to put in it, look to see if there are clock speeds ( 50MHz, 60MHz, 66MHz, etc ) and clock multipliers ( 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, etc ) printed somewhere on the mobo. Multiply the lowest clock speedby the lowest multiplier eg 50MHz by 1.5 equals 75. This equates to a Pentium 75 - an exceptionally old slow pentium but fine for a basic W95 or Linux box. Multiply the highest clock speed by the highest multiplier eg 66MHz by 3 equals 198 - a Pentium 200 would be okay on this. So the board would be fine for any pentium chip between 75 and 200.

Hope some of this helps but maybe you could tell us why you want to know ??

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by TheChas In reply to cpu + motherboard

The list of motherboards is nearly endless.

A good resource to begin with, is www.motherboards.org

There are numerous different types of motherboards:

486

Pentium 'class'
Socket 5 limited to 133MHz CPUs
Socket 7
Socket 7 with MMX support
Super Socket 7

Pentium Pro
Socket 8

Pentium II
Slot 1

Pentium II XEON
Slot 2

Pentium III
Slot 1
Socket 370

Pentium IV
Socket 423
Socket 478

Celeron
Slot 1
Socket 370
Socket 478

AMD Athlon
Slot A
Socket A

Within each category, there are various limitations by date manufactured, and available BIOS updates.

The only 'reliable' source is the motherboard manufactures web site.

Chas

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