The motherboard is the innermost heart of your computer. It is called the logic board by experts and makes up the complex electronic system in your computer. There are all kinds of motherboard manufactures that have various ones on the market. If you are going to upgrade your motherboard to a socket 775 motherboard you have to make sure you get the right one that is compatible with the rest of your system. Many people get confused about which motherboard they can upgrade to. All motherboards use the socket system. The components on your system are literally designed for the socket system. The motherboard holds the microprocessor and allows for all the other computer components to be connected via the computer sockets.
A computer socket is a built-in interface on the motherboard. A computer socket allows for a compatible device to be plugged in so it can communicate with the system. They use protocols that are standard and when a protocol changes it needs to have new the applicable sockets which are then renamed. Nowadays faster and faster interfaces are needed on motherboards. Believe it or not but the new motherboards have fewer computer sockets than they did in the past. This is because many of the devices we use now are built into the motherboard. When you purchase a new computer you should find out what kind of motherboard it has. You will want your computer to have the computer sockets that are best suited for the hardware and will have enough slots if you ever want to expand it.
The Socket 775 platform was introduced to the market in June 2004. It replaced the 478 socket motherboard. It had new features like HD audio and Matrix technology for storage and PCI-E. This gives a better media experience for a lower cost when you upgrade to the socket 775 motherboard. A Socket 775 motherboard is also called Socket T or LGA775 motherboard. LGA stands for Land Grid Array. The Pentium 4 microprocessor all the way up to Core2 Quad and Core 2 Extreme families needs a socket 775 motherboard. It will support Intel CPUs from 1.8 to 3.8 GHz and from 533 MHz to 1600 MHz frequency ranges. The Socket 775 motherboard does not have pin holes like the earlier x86 sockets do. There are 775 gold-plated contacts on the socket 775 motherboard instead. The contacts are arranged in a grid of 33 x 30 contacts. In the center there is a 15 x 14 section that is de-populated. The socket 775 motherboard is 1.48” x 1.48” in size. This is roughly 15% bigger than the socket 478 which it replaced. This socket design has 60% more contacts and a lower resistance so that there is less heat generated.
The LGA 775 Socket motherboard is the first x86 desktop platform that incorporates DDR2 support. If you are into extreme computing then the socket 775 motherboard is for you. You will get the new levels of performance that is essential for advanced gaming. The Intel Desktop Board D955Xcs is a socket 775 motherboard that has Intel’s 955X Express chipset in it. It also has 1066 MHz system bus and a dual channel DDR2 667 MHz memory. This motherboard also has enhanced connectivity and 8 hi-speed USB ports. It uses BTX form-factor and will not work in an ATX case. You can find various other socket 775 motherboards for sale at computer stores. There are many vendors online who sell socket 775 motherboards. If you are not sure if the 775 socket motherboard is the right one for you ask for more information on compatibility at your local computer store. You can also read reviews online about the various motherboards and compatibility issues.