First post, by user33331
How to know when processor is soldered or just stuck to socket 7 ?
I have a socket 7 motherboard 1998:
1.) Motherboard chipset = OPTi 82C557M Viper-N+
2.) Processor = K6/233ADZ* =233MHz AMD Littlefoot
There is no lever on the socket 7 it is on a black plastic base with metallic grey steel colored outputs.
-> I tried to pull out the processor with only a light force but it did not move so I gave up... How to know if it is soldered to the black plastic base or just stuck and jammed badly for being there 20 years ?
-> What processors are typically soldered ?
-> If stuck is there a tool to help me remove it easier and evenly without leaving marks to the plastic ?
- Is processor upgrading possible if the motherboard has one of those socket 7: dip switch box= 5 small dip switches.