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Old 08-15-2008, 09:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello guys I want to purchase a new mother board for my computer

I currently have a socket 478 motherboard..... and i want to completely replace it with a socket 775 motherboard....I am buying a new processor for it and im buying new ram for it...

so can it be done?
any precautions?

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Old 08-15-2008, 11:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I just did this type of upgrade. I went from a Prescott to a Wolfdale cpu. I was able to find a motherboard that took my old ram and $400 AGP video card that wasn't willing toss in the drawer just yet. One thing to look out for is to make sure your power supply has the capacity and correct power connectors for the new motherboard.
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks alot man....that helps me alot

My Power supply should be ATX which the motherboard supports...

just one question I couldn't use my old processor on the motherboard right ???

its a 2.60 GHz Pentium 4 processor

oh im sorry let me show you what i am purchasing

FIC PTM945P/G Intel 945P Socket 775 mATX MB w/SND & LAN FIC PTM945P/G
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Socket 478 and socket 775 cpus can't be interchanged. The P4 comes in both flavors.
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