I want to upgrade my CPU, but Ubuntu's "About This Computer" window only gives me "Intel® Core™ i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz × 4", so no information on the connector/socket type. So far, I've tried the following methods:
x86info -aand looking for any information on "connector type" (there was no such line, and x86info actually guessed my CPU as an i7);
dmidecode -t 4showed
Socket Designation: CPU 1, which is not useful
cat proc/cpuinfoalso shows no information about my socket type.
From research and eyeballing, I guess I'm dealing with a Clarkdale i3, so the socket would be LGA 1156. However, I'm still looking for a software confirmation before I commit my money.
Related question: http://serverfault.com/q/74658