Slot A


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Slot A

(hardware)
The physical and electrical specification for the edge-connector used by AMD's Athlon processor.

The connector allows for a higher bus rate than Socket 7 or Super 7. Slot A motherboards use Compaq's EV6 bus protocol. Slot A is mechanically compatible but electrically incompatible with Intel's Slot 1.
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Slot A

The motherboard receptacle for earlier Athlon CPU chips from AMD. It is physically similar to Slot 1, but has different electrical requirements. Later model Athlons use Socket A. See Athlon, Slot 1 and Socket A.
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