Different CPU socket types?

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Hey, im thinking of upgrading my CPU but im confused by the different socket types available eg.

AMD Socket 754
AMD Socket 939
AMD Socket A
Intel Socket 478
Intel Socket 775

Can any one explain the differences between these and what it means in terms of performance etc?

Thanks, NNP
 
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Intel Socket 478 and AMD Socket A are supposedly slowly fading away. I think 754 socket for AMD is the new budget socket, and 939 is for the more expensive class. Not sure bout Intel 775
 
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It depends on the kind of processor you have already, different ones use different sockets:

AMD Socket 754
- Sempron
- Athlon 64

AMD Socket 939 (this is replacing socket 754)
- Athlon 64
- Athlon 64 FX

AMD Socket A
- Duron
- Sempron
- Athlon
- Athlon XP

Intel Socket 478
- Celeron
- Pentium 4

Intel Socket 775 (this is replacing socket 478)
- Celeron
- Pentium 4
 
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