Ok. Slot A was AMD's answer to Intel's to Slot 1. Socket A as I said about Slot A/1 is AMD's answer to Intel's Socket 370 which was used for Pentium III's and Celeron's. AMD still uses the same Socket A tech on the Althon XP's which as u have u r sig is a 462 pin socket as opposed to Intel 478 pin socket which is what all the newer Pentium 4 use. However u can't not use an Intel processor in a Slot/Socket A and the other way applies too. I hope that helps
Well sorry I had a Slot A Athlon system and the damn thing was one the most unstable system's I've ever seen so I did upgrade to another system that had a Slot 1 PIII @1ghz and now this is a bit strange running with RDram sold the Athlon and motherboard so I don't have any ideas of what a good Slot A would be but I'll do some checking around. From what I've was able to find searching the net its look's like ur outta luck finding anything unless other ppl who have more info on AMD systems posts something cause I was unable to find anything for a Slot A board.....sorry
I don’t seem to have heard of a “Slot A” don’t you mean “Socket A”. Slot 1 is an old Intel technology where the CPU sat in a riser board with the fan hanging of the CPU. This suffered from vibration problems and as it sat next to the AGP slot and cracked the motherboard at this point, all these boards are now failing at an alarming rate. This is incense (only) was a poor design and was quickly replaced by a design not dissimilar to a “Socket A”.
Well ur right and wrong NetRyder Socket A was used for Athlon before the Athlon XP's but from what I've read AMD is not going to be supporting Socket after the XP line. M2K I think ur guess on when Slot A was the hot item is bout right cause AMD sort of follows whatever Intel does. Mind u that isn't good or bad
Now we all understand that Slot “A” never existed and socket “A” and the rest of the sockets series that dates back to the 486 Intel chip design is still in use, albeit changed a bit to avoid litigation. All CPU designers were faced with this problem until modern chipsets were introduced, isolating the CPU from just about all aspects of motherboard design and the problems associated with X86 architectures. Using this technology it might be possible in the future to use a risk processor in a PC if the chipset can perform the necessary translations in hardware. This could mean that you could have 4 cheap CPU’s on the same motherboard for less than the cost of a current Intel P4 2.5Gig.
This batch of posts confuses me...I have a Slot A Athlon 800 classic running in my basement...and AMD will use socket designs after XP, it's called Hammer..have you not seen any pictures of it? It's a socket design.
UofEEE I pretty sure that the "Hammer" processor from AMD will use some kind of socket. First its cheaper to make, doesn't run the risk of cracking the motherboard, easier for the do it yourself folks to install as not as much force is need to install, easier to get the heat off the processor. I'll see if I can find some more info bout this and the differenice's between the Slot and Socket degsigns from both AMD and Intel
Negative. My current Athlon XP 1900+ runs on a Socket A board. My former compuer (now my mom's) runs an Athlon 800 on an ASUS K7M Slot A motherboard. That's what I meant. Doesn't the Itanic use a slot design? At any rate, the socket design is here to stay with current FCPGA technology...but intel wants to move to a BBUL (Bumpless build up layer) technology...yes, I'm all over the place here!