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This article is part of the CPU socket series
Socket 495 is a CPU socket for the Intel Pentium III and Celeron mobile processors. It was developed by accident, while working on a new pin connector for the then-prototype Core II Duo processor. An engineer (the identity is in dispute) found that the 495-pin connector also acted as an efficient heat sink, allowing a more powerful processor to be placed in a mobile device without causing it to overheat. Socket 495 was an instant success with Intel engineers, earning it the nickname "Silicon Lightning."