Page 1:Intel's Vision Of Future And What The Alderwood/Grantsdale Launch Is All About
Page 2:BTX Form Factor: More Efficient Layout For Components
Page 3:Volumetric Zones
Page 4:BTX, MicroBTX, PicoBTX
Page 5:Cooling The Core Components Via Thermal Module
Page 6:DDR2: 200 And 266 MHz To Start With
Page 7:DDR2 Latency Times
Page 8:Overview Of DDR Vs. DDR2
Page 9:A Quick Start: Corsair CM2X512
Page 10:PCI Express: Up To 8 GB/s
Page 11:PCI Express Graphics Cards
Page 12:PCI-X Vs. PCI Express
Page 13:Socket 775: CPUs Without Pins
Page 14:Comparison: Sockel 478 And Socket 775
Page 15:Prescott Vs. Northwood: An Insight
Page 16:Grantsdale/Alderwood In Detail
Page 17:Southbridge: ICH6, ICH6R, ICH6W
Page 18:MainConcept MPEG Encoder
Page 19:SiSoft Sandra Pro 2004
Page 20:The Competition: SiS And VIA
Socket 775: CPUs Without Pins
The most visible characteristics of socket 775 are the presence of pins, rather than exposure holes, and the metal frame.
Even those who are computer literate usually marvel at the new processor package and socket. The newcomer has 775 pins, hence the name Socket LGA775. LGA stands for Land Grid Array and refers to the flat contacts at the processor. The pins are now part of the socket.
Originally, CPUs for the LGA socket were only used in server systems, where the number of pins increased much earlier than in desktop systems, and where innovative solutions were more essential. So the advantages of LGA775 are the increased pin density and better electrical characteristics of this variant. The disadvantage is the fundamentally higher costs, but this shouldn't be a worry for Intel due to the high quantities that will be eventually be available.
In order to ensure that the contact between the processor and its socket is reliable, the socket mechanics were changed, too. While there is still a locking lever, its primary purpose is to press the metal frame to the processor in order to secure the contact (see photos).
After opening the locking lever (left), the metal frame can be opened.
Thanks to the absence of pins, the processor is less delicate. However, the socket is now susceptible to twisted or broken pins.
When closing the frame, pressure is applied to the processor from two sides.
Lock the lever to secure the processor.
- Intel's Vision Of Future And What The Alderwood/Grantsdale Launch Is All About
- BTX Form Factor: More Efficient Layout For Components
- Volumetric Zones
- BTX, MicroBTX, PicoBTX
- Cooling The Core Components Via Thermal Module
- DDR2: 200 And 266 MHz To Start With
- DDR2 Latency Times
- Overview Of DDR Vs. DDR2
- A Quick Start: Corsair CM2X512
- PCI Express: Up To 8 GB/s
- PCI Express Graphics Cards
- PCI-X Vs. PCI Express
- Socket 775: CPUs Without Pins
- Comparison: Sockel 478 And Socket 775
- Prescott Vs. Northwood: An Insight
- Grantsdale/Alderwood In Detail
- Southbridge: ICH6, ICH6R, ICH6W
- MainConcept MPEG Encoder
- SiSoft Sandra Pro 2004
- The Competition: SiS And VIA