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flyinmatt

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I'm looking to upgrade a motherboard. Got a P4 system awhile back at Tigerdirect, its great, but comes with a small case. Also only has AGP slots, looking to put in a new PCIE graphics card. So I'd like to save $ on upgrading, using existing components. Have a decent PCIe graphics card (GeForce7600 PCIE), DVD burner, etc, but looking for the right motherboard..

info on chip is
ACPI\GENUINEINTEL X86 FAMILY 15 MODEL 2 Intel 3.06GHz 512/533 SL6NN..

a bit of google time seems to indicate that this is ?a 478 socket?

how do I find a motherboard that fits this WITH a PCIe slot? Thanks for any assistance!
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Any p4 processor is a socket 775 processor. As for socket 775 mobos with a PCI-E slot... well a quick search on newegg shows that they have 120 socket 775 mobos with at least 1 PCI-E slot... Shouldn't be that much of a problem to find a mobo that fits your needs.

Edited by stettybet0, 05 December 2006 - 05:19 PM.

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Are you sure about that?

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Socket_478

I'm not sure that this isnt a northwood chip.. hmm, continuing to look. Thanks for the help!
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I'm looking to upgrade a motherboard. Got a P4 system awhile back at Tigerdirect, its great, but comes with a small case. Also only has AGP slots, looking to put in a new PCIE graphics card. So I'd like to save $ on upgrading, using existing components. Have a decent PCIe graphics card (GeForce7600 PCIE), DVD burner, etc, but looking for the right motherboard..

info on chip is
ACPI\GENUINEINTEL X86 FAMILY 15 MODEL 2 Intel 3.06GHz 512/533 SL6NN..

a bit of google time seems to indicate that this is ?a 478 socket?

how do I find a motherboard that fits this WITH a PCIe slot? Thanks for any assistance!



You have a socket 478 pentium 4. There is no socket 478 motherboard with pci express available. You have 2 choices. Stick with your current mobo and cpu then get a high end agp video card or get a new processor and motherboard combo that will support your current memory type aswell..



Any p4 processor is a socket 775 processor. As for socket 775 mobos with a PCI-E slot... well a quick search on newegg shows that they have 120 socket 775 mobos with at least 1 PCI-E slot... Shouldn't be that much of a problem to find a mobo that fits your needs.


This is not true Stettybet0. They made 3 socket types of pentium 4's.. socket 423, socket 478 and lga 775 which is the socket T.
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Excellent. Thanks for the help... looks like AGP its gonna be. Muchas Gracias
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Excellent. Thanks for the help... looks like AGP its gonna be. Muchas Gracias


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-.- sorry for the misinformation.
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Just as a aside for information, there was socket 478 motherboards with PCI-E made. Granted it only supports the pentium M, but still it is socket 478.

http://www.fadfusion...ber=10024001665


And then there is the ASRock P4 Dual-880Pro

n principle, the P4Dual-880Pro is a great idea, as it allows owners of Socket 478 CPUs access to modern graphics hardware. However, in practice, this doesn't quite work, as the P4Dual-880Pro lacks S-ATA II , a 16x PCI-E slot and crucial overclocking options.
SPECIFICATIONS:
Chipset: VIA PT880 Pro CPU support: Socket 478 Pentium 4 and Celeron processors with 533/800MHz FSB Memory support: 4 slots: max 3.5GB DDR (PC3200) Expansion slots: One AGP 8x slot, one 4x PCI-E slot, four PCI slots Sound: Realtek ALC850 with 8-channel support Networking: 10/100 Ethernet Overclocking: CPU clock 100 - 600MHz Ports: 2 x S-ATA, 2 x EIDE, floppy, 2 x PS/2, 8 x USB 2, LAN, 4 x surround audio out, line in, mic Dimensions (mm): 305 x 218


I know this does not help you in any way, flyinmatt.

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Thanks SRX - interesting to note.
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