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will an old s478 p4 work with a new s478mb?

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i know this is a dumb question, but the new mb im buying http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131484

mb says p4 prescott, i was just wondering if i could use the old processor i have that im currently using(its a 2.0 willamette i believe, really old) and play around with overclocking that before i put in the new 3.0 prescott. sorry if this seems like a dumb question, just want to know before i finish ordering all my stuff. hoping i can just use this older processor and save myself 187 bucks on a new 3.0... would much rather just overclock this one until it blows up(shouldnt be too much longer, ive had it for 3+years)
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Yes
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older willamettes were socket 423s, not socket 478s, so it may not
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Originally Posted by thenut
older willamettes were socket 423s, not socket 478s, so it may not

hmm maybe i have the name wrong then. ill need to go verify real fast. i hope its not a 423. it very well could be... ill go check real quick.
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ok, its a northwood not a willamette. here is a pic of the specs:
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in that window, where you see "Package" tells what socket it is... so congrats...
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oh baby, thats 187 bucks i save!!
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Nope I dont think it will work, the CPU you have is a 400mhz FSB and the board your are buying supports 533mhz and 800mhz, unless its just not listed, I would check with asus first. Most mother boards support 400/533/and 800, but alot only mention 533 and 800.
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itll work just fine. Just dont try putting a newer p4 "prescott" into an older mobo thats all
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post #10 of 10
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Quote:
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itll work just fine. Just dont try putting a newer p4 "prescott" into an older mobo thats all
ok. i was thinking it would work, because it can support the higher mhz with the new board, but it will push the cpu to max... ill give it a try. if it doesnt work, no big deal. if it works, awsome.
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