Image Number 5 for United States Patent #6697263.
A socket (10) for connecting a CPU (30) to a PCB (50) includes a base (12) and a frame (20) surrounding the base. The base has a plurality of terminals (14) received therein. A receiving space is defined between the base and the frame, for receiving the CPU therein. When the CPU is fittingly received in the receiving space of the socket, the CPU contacts the terminals. When a thermal module (40) is placed in thermal contact with the CPU, the frame supports the thermal module. Thus the frame prevents the thermal module from causing the CPU to press too hard against the terminals.