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Chipset Processor Support

One of the most important decisions made by anyone choosing or building a new PC is which processor is desired. The key to making the decision of what type, speed and even what number of processors to use is the motherboard, and in particular the chipset that controls it.

This section describes in more detail the support factors that determine what sorts of processors can be used by the chipset.

Next: Processor Class Support and Optimization


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