Processor Help Pages
9. What are the differences
between a Socket 5 and Socket 7 motherboard?
Socket 7 followed Socket 5, and was designed to handle all
Socket 5 processors.
Note that almost all Socket
5 motherboards only support 1.5x and 2.0x multipliers, making
their maximum processor speed 133MHz (66x2.0). Though there
are some Socket 5 boards that have a maximum of a 60Mhz
Bus giving them a limit of 120Mhz.
While Socket 5 and Socket
7 share many similar features, Socket 5 boards are older
and often have slightly different electrical characteristics.
Essentially Socket 7 Motherboards are built to a much higher