A common mistake is to downplay this element, a bad choice can do that you can not use certain features or limit future updates. There are 2 types of platform, motherboards for Intel processors, and AMD. The only differences that exist are different Sockets that use for processors and features conform to this. Now, let’s see the differentiating components that exist between each of the brands: the Socket is the place where the computer processor is inserted. Depending on the brand (Intel or AMD) and the format of each brand specific processor, you’ll need a different socket in your plate. Intel: Available sockets are the 478 for Pentium IV 1-core, socket 775 motherboard for Dual and Quad core, 1155 and 1156 to the first Core i3, i5 and i7, for the second generation i7 1366 and finally the super recent 2011 that will be expected for the high range of the latest i7.

AMD: Sockets, 462 for the Athlon XP, motherboard amd socket 939 and 940 for Sempon are available Opteron and FX, the AM2, AM2 + and AM3, which are substitutes of the above supporting the entire range of processors AMD and the FM1 to the latest processors, Athlon and the A4, A6 and A8 of the brand including the 12 cores. The chipset is the set of circuits that interconnect the elements of the base plate. They are in charge of interconnecting the elements that compose it. Its function is not only make communication possible but that they offer some very interesting features: graphics card, network card, possibility to overclock I can add more memory? You must check both that there are free Sockets as the compatible memory type. The base plate limits the maximum memory that the system recognizes. Sometimes a BIOS update, the program that controls its operation, so that it recognizes larger memories will be necessary. It is very important to choose a card that is able to give you the best and that allows you to future upgrades.