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Hello all

After helping my aunt out with some computers she got at auction, I ended up getting what I think is a Pentium 4 520 HT which I'd like to put in a game server, but I'm not totally certain what type of CPU this is

Also I have no idea what motherboards to look at, all I know is that this is an lga 775 cpu, and that apparently lga 775 motherboards aren't universal

If it helps, It's an LGA 775 Pentium 4 with HyperThreading 1Mb of L2 Cache and it comes at 2.8GHz
I think its a prescott, but if someone could confirm that, I would be very grateful

Edit: For the record I'm not stupid or something, I've just never owned or built an Intel system. I support the underdog
Edited by Hobybobag - 7/17/11 at 2:38pm
post #2 of 11
Yea its the prescott model

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-173-_-Product

This should do the trick
post #3 of 11
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Thanks +rep

Is that motherboard any good for overclocking? If not its no huge deal, but I've heard these cpus overclock extremely well (http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1741588)
post #4 of 11
The thing with LGA 775 is that you need newer motherboards with newer chipsets to support the newer CPUs, but with that CPU, one of the oldest LGA 775 CPUs, pretty much literally any LGA775 motherboard/chipset will run it, from the 915 through to the X48.

In short, basically anything. Just watch that many LGA775 boards left are DDR3, so if you have DDR2 RAM already you're planning on using, you'll need to pick up DDR3 RAM or go with a DDR2 board (probably few, if any, left in the retail channel).

Edit: The G31/G41 aren't noted for great overclocking flexibility with the higher end (higher FSB) CPUs, but the chipset will do 1333MHz at least, and your CPU is 800MHz FSB, so you have plenty of headroom there. You'll need to watch temperatures. The 5x0 series ran hot. The 6x0 series was cooler (65nm vs 90nm) and even had twice the L2 cache and 64-bit support. Also, I'm not sure if that board has the VRMs/power circuitry to take a Pentium 4 very far. They were rather power hungry.
Edited by Princess Garnet - 7/17/11 at 2:57pm
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So any newer lga 775 motherboard would be good, even though the computer this came out of only supported ddr2?

Edit: which board would you suggest then? If I can find a reasonably priced one I'd like to push this chip pretty hard, I'll have the cooler in my sig rig freed up pretty soon and I'm thinking about getting 8gb of ddr3 1333 to replace the 4gb of ddr3 2000 I have as well
Edited by Hobybobag - 7/17/11 at 3:03pm
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Yes, later chipsets on LGA 775 supported both DDR2 and DDR3, so they used DDR2, and then later, switched to DDR3 versions of the same boards (more or less). As long as you have the RAM the board needs, pretty much any board/chipset should work with that CPU.
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that one dont support pentium 4's
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post #9 of 11
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As long as you have the RAM the board needs, pretty much any board/chipset should work with that CPU.
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that one dont support pentium 4's
wat
post #10 of 11
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that one dont support pentium 4's
Ah, my mistake. That was an overlook on my part.

Either it does support it and doesn't list it as such, or the BIOS doesn't support it even though the chipset itself may. I would have thought for sure that the newer chipsets themselves all support the Pentium 4 (My X38 does and only few are newer than it), so either it's just a case with that board where the BIOS doesn't support it, or some of the x4x chipsets don't support Netburst anymore. I'd tend to think it was the former.

It has listed what CPUs it's supports, and you can always Google the board name plus Pentium 4 as terms to see what turns up.

Edit: I found this, which isn't for that board, but is for a Gigabyte board with the G41 chipset, and it supports Pentium 4s, as I imagined.

http://www.gigabyte.com/support-down....aspx?pid=3727

So, what I said was half right. Essentially all LGA 775 boards/chipsets support Pentium 4. Sometimes, it's just that the newer ones may not support them due to the BIOS not including them. There's even a chance they work but aren't listed (but not a risk worth taking).
Edited by Princess Garnet - 7/17/11 at 9:40pm
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