What is SOCKET ?

http://www.c-integration.com/integrate/compat_result.php?signature=de1e6c8286589821f351be823dcd322f

I saw on this page that socket is not supported. So what is a SOCKET?

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Re [What is SOCKET ?]:

A socket in terms of processors is similar to what you find in your say to day life. A socket is a place where in you plug in something to draw power. In our day to day life, we have wall sockets, where we would put up power cord (the plug, actually) of a mobile charger, a washing machine, tv etc. In case of processors, we have a socket on the motherboard and the processor acts like a plug which goes into the socket. Just like you cannot put up a three pin plug into a socket meant for two pin plugs (or a small plug into a socket meant for large plugs), you cannot put a processor into a motherboard which does not have the exact socket that is required by the processor. If you try to push the processor forcefully anyway, the processor pins would bend (something like this: http://www.instructables.com/image/FPXAIMJGE7LFA8O/How-to-fix-bent-CPU-pins.jpg )

In the link you gave, you tried out the compatibility between Big Bang-XPower II motherboard and Intel Core i7 930 processor. The socket required by Core i7 930 needs a different socket that what Big Bang-XPower II has. So you cannot plug that processor in Big Bang-XPower II. 

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Re [What is SOCKET ?]:

thanks for explaining .. 

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