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I have heard this is possible, I received this processor from Mootsfox in his mystery box and want to put together a firewall box with it.

I heard about using a mobile processor in a desktop board but cannot find any info on it. I know they are both S478 but don't know if it was limited to a certain set of motherboards.

Any help is really appreciated, and helpful answers will get rep+

http://www.cpu-world.com/sspec/SL/SL6J3.html
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Originally Posted by huntman21014 View Post
I have heard this is possible, I received this processor from Mootsfox in his mystery box and want to put together a firewall box with it.

I heard about using a mobile processor in a desktop board but cannot find any info on it. I know they are both S478 but don't know if it was limited to a certain set of motherboards.

Any help is really appreciated, and helpful answers will get rep+

http://www.cpu-world.com/sspec/SL/SL6J3.html
Im not 100% on Intel but i know I used to run an AMD mobile chip in my old desktop and it ran like a beast...and o/ced like one two. I don't think that it would fry the chip.
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Im not 100% on Intel but i know I used to run an AMD mobile chip in my old desktop and it ran like a beast...and o/ced like one two. I don't think that it would fry the chip.
I know that it will technically fit since they are both socket 478 but am wondering if the voltage specs and stuff will register properly with a desktop board
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I know that it will technically fit since they are both socket 478 but am wondering if the voltage specs and stuff will register properly with a desktop board
Whats the volt range on the board you wanna use? as long as the vcore can be set to 1.3v it should work just fine. My desktop motherboard read that the cpu I was using was a mobile both in bios and in windows with CPUid. Sorry I can't help more as mine was AMD.
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Whats the volt range on the board you wanna use? as long as the vcore can be set to 1.3v it should work just fine. My desktop motherboard read that the cpu I was using was a mobile both in bios and in windows with CPUid. Sorry I can't help more as mine was AMD.
Thanks for your help, I am looking for a motherboard now, got the CPU in a mystery box deal and am trying to figure out what to do with it
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Desktop Socket 478 are not compatible with laptop Socket M (478 pins).
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Desktop Socket 478 are not compatible with laptop Socket M (478 pins).
I've heard different from a few ppl. Not sure though. I only have a desktop 478 no mobiles.

EDIT:True mobiles are Skt 479 not 478 so if the chip is truely a skt 478 then it would be a DTR(Desktop Replacement) and should work just fine. It will clock a bit different as it may lock in the lowest multiplier for the chip and would need a higher fsb to reach higher clocks.
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Desktop Socket 478 are not compatible with laptop Socket M (478 pins).
They have worked before, I know they have, I don't know what motherboards are compatable, this processor is not a Celeron M processor, just a celeron mobile, just like a Pentium 4 Mobile and they are used in desktop boards all the time
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They have worked before, I know they have, I don't know what motherboards are compatable, this processor is not a Celeron M processor, just a celeron mobile, just like a Pentium 4 Mobile and they are used in desktop boards all the time
Oh, this is a Mobile Celeron 1.7 which is Socket 478 and not a Celeron M.

Check the QVL of older mobos?
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Oh, this is a Mobile Celeron 1.7 which is Socket 478 and not a Celeron M.

Check the QVL of older mobos?
Right, its just a regular Celeron mobile, not M. What is a QVL? I am thinking just a regular intel motherboard should work, the only thing I am worried about is the voltage since S478 defaults to 1.65v and this processor is 1.3v.
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