Intel for now seems to have come up with a solution. Boxes of Core series processors will have a badge on the lower right corner that tells exactly which socket the processor works on, and which model the processor is.
Intel adds CPU socket sticker on its boxes
Posted on Tuesday, Aug 11 2009 @ 00:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
TPU noticed the boxes of Intel's new processors now come with a sticker that indicates which socket the chip uses. This should make things a bit easier for customers.