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Identifying Your CPU

Before you can upgrade your CPU, you must correctly identify the CPU that is installed in your PC. In addition to identifying the CPU, you also have to know the clock speed of your CPU. After you identify the CPU in your PC, you can decide which CPUs lie along your upgrade path.

After you take the cover off your PC, look for what is probably the largest chip in your computer. On many older computers, the processor is in a plastic holder called a ZIF socket (see Figure 37.2).


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