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I've been biulding so many computers as of late for people with dead dells, gateways, and emachines that I have racked up a fair amount of 478 P4 CPUs and I am sure that a majoity of them are still working. I was about to throw them away when I started to think of ways I could play with them. After various modern art displays had gone through my head...I sort of thought of that dual "slocket" 370 motherboard I have laying around here some where and though it might be nice to play with some thing like that.

Building real machines is out since it costs too much to get real motherboards for socket 478. But if a dual CPU mother board existed I am sure I could find a cheap one some where that was used or "rebuilt" and that would be fine for me to tinker with. I don't think the Xeon boards will work with these CPUs...but I've never messed with them. Any one know?

Wish I knew how that gold reclimation worked...and what I would do with the gold afterwards, but I think there might be $2 worth of gold in each CPU...so I doubt its worth the trouble
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COuld always put them up for sale, a lot of people still buy them for various reasons
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post #3 of 21
I run a debian linux server for personal use from a salvaged Dell that runs on dual 850MHz P3's. I even fold on the thing I'm sure there're boards out there, you'll just have to track them down
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looked at that option...right now there are a ton on ebay with a first bid of $5 or so and no bids. Even if I could get them to sell...the time involved on my part would not be worth the return.
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post #5 of 21
Could always post a few in the for sale section here at OCN
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got any prescotts? lol...how desperate i get heh..
yea i agree it'd be cool...if only...
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Dual Socket 478 boards do exist.
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where?
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Originally Posted by drjoey1500 View Post
where?
this thread died, after doing a search and reading a few 478 mobo threads....this one needed a bump


where are they? I want one too, and then I will buy another 3.2 to match the one I have...and make a cool 2nd rig
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post #10 of 21
Even if Blameless wrote that 478 socket boards, do exist, this is not true at all. The 478 processor are not smp capable and enabled. So, do loose time trying to find 1 of these boards, you would have more chances finding a needle in a haystack.
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