now recently both motherboards have died(one to instability issues the other to power issues) and since there are numerious different models of the same laptop i figured i would get new motherboards for both. now since i knew that the processors wouldnt swap i decided to stay away from amd and i went with intel. one of the 2 new to me motherboards is out of a gateway 7330gz and the other is out of a gateway m520.
when i purchased the first motherboard i got a processor that was suppose to go in it(a intel p4 3.06ghz with HT) which after checking again may have been the wrong item( specs say a Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 532 with HT)
now its been my experence that most processors of the same socket type will work so why wont the motherboard post?