Socket 563 / Socket PGA563
Socket 563, or PGA563, is a Pin Grid Array socket designed by AMD for thin-and-light notebooks. The socket supports only low-power Athlon XP-M microprocessors with frequencies from 1 GHz to 1.8 GHz, and Front Side Bus frequencies ranging from 200 MHz to 333 MHz.
The size of PGA563 socket without locking mechanism is 1.8" x 1.6" (4.6 cm x 4 cm). The socket has 563 pin holes arranged as a grid 24 x 24 pin holes with 13 pin holes removed from the socket corners. Distance between pin holes in the PGA563 is smaller than in a socket 462, which allows the socket to have smaller size than the socket 462, while accommodating greater number of pins. The height of the socket PGA563 is twice smaller than the height of the socket A/462.
There are no CPUs from other manufacturers compatible with socket 563.
Compatible package types
563-pin micro Pin Grid Array package.
Upgrading socket 563 motherboards
Since mobile motherboards are not sold in retail stores, motherboard manufacturers almost never provide upgrade information for the motherboards. Notebook manufacturers have motherboard specifications, as well as information on supported processors, but they usually do not provide this information to general public. Therefore, to find out possible upgrade for your motherboard we recommend you to search computer forums for make and model of your laptop. There is a chance that somebody already tried to upgrade similar laptop, and posted his/her experience in the forum. You can also try to post a question in one of many computer forums on the internet, but don't expect much of a help. Another option is to buy or borrow a processor, and see if it works in your laptop. To determine which processor may work in your laptop look at such features of the processor, that came with the laptop, as Front Side Bus (FSB) frequency, Thermal Design Power (TDP) and processor core. It's likely that any socket 563 Athlon XP-M processor with the same or slower FSB frequency, and same or older CPU core will work in your laptop. It is recommended to upgrade to processor that has the same or lower TDP than the original processor. Processors with higher TDP may work too, but they are not recommended.
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