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Okay, so I have slackware up and running on my second machine, a P4 that was hopelessly bogged down with xp's ever expanding needs. Unfortunately, the PS2 keyboard controller on the board is thrashed, and only sees about 3/4 of the keystrokes.

I happen to have the setup I just took apart for the c2d machine I am now running - a PentiumD system with a nice gpu and 2gb of memory. I could swap the boards, but then I won't be able to resell the D805 w/mobo, gpu and RAM for a few bucks.

Do I use the Pentium D in Linux or do I go get a socket 478 board replacement? I suppose the latter is the better option, as I can get one surplus pretty cheap, I am guessing.
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Originally Posted by mariogreymist View Post
Do I use the Pentium D in Linux or do I go get a socket 478 board replacement?
Uhh, i thought Pentium D's were socket 775
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Originally Posted by W0rLDWaR4 View Post
Uhh, i thought Pentium D's were socket 775
Let me clarify...I have a whole machine, pentium4, socket478, in the case w/peripherals assembled.

I also have a socket 775mobo w/a d805 on it, with 2Gb of ram and a 7600gt. That, I think I can sell.

The question is, swap mobos in the complete machine for a working mobo I buy, or replace the p4 with the d805? I think I come out ahead by finding a new socket 478, and the d805 is probably overkill for learning slackware.
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