20Practice Exam: Practical Application
1. You are building a custom PC for a customer and are currently attempting to install an AMD Athlon 64 processor on the motherboard. You discover that the CPU is incompatible with the processor socket on the brand-new motherboard. You look at the motherboard’s manual and see that the socket is Socket AM3, which is compatible for AMD Phenom, Athlon, and Sempron processors; however, the pin count is different between the AMD Athlon 64 CPU you are trying to install and the Socket AM3. What is the most likely problem?
A. The AMD Athlon 64 is an older chip compatible with the Socket AM2 and Socket AM2+. The Socket AM3 is not backwardly compatible and will not accommodate the CPU you’re trying to install. ...