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Old 04-30-2005, 06:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to upgrade my processor but i dont no how to be sure if my new one will b compatible with my motherboard. Is it only the processor socket number that has to match. i.e. my current processor is a AMD Athlon XP 1800, which is socket 478, so will any processor socket number 478 work in my motherboard, i was thinking of getting this 1:

Will this work?

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Old 04-30-2005, 06:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yes, you need to match the Motherboard socket to a CPU with the right amount of pins, eg. socket 462 CPU goes with a socket 462 motherboard.

by the way, your motherboard socket is 462, not 478. so do not get that CPU because it will not fit. you will need something like an "Athlon XP 3200+ if you want to upgrade. but you will probably need to update your motherboard for that cpu, even though it is socket 462, because it is likely an old board.

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Old 04-30-2005, 06:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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as raekwon said, if ur mobo CPU socket is the same as ur CPU socket than they are compatible.
what i would do though is upgrade my mobo and CPU at the same time though, so that ud be sure of getting all u can from ur new CPU.
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XP is a socket A not 478 I think 478 is Intel p4
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