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I have an old dell tower with a Pentium 4 3.2ghz CPU in it and would like to throw together a cheap computer with that chip. However, I don't know what socket type I need to use the Pentium 4. Also, what type of RAM would I be able to use? Thanks.
post #2 of 25
Either 478 or 775, depends on the exact chip.
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does the cpu shows pins?
     
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P4s use the following sockets:

Socket 432
Socket 478
LGA775

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Pentium_4_microprocessors

You will need to know the model number of the chip to determine the socket it uses.
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Originally Posted by the.FBI;11843141 
I have an old dell tower with a Pentium 4 3.2ghz CPU in it and would like to throw together a cheap computer with that chip. However, I don't know what socket type I need to use the Pentium 4. Also, what type of RAM would I be able to use? Thanks.

if the cpu chip itself has pins, its a socket 478. if it have no pins, but pads, then its a socket 775.

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Most likely socket 478, You would need ddr memory for that. There are even 478 boards that need sd ram though.


Asrock recently released a new 478 board so you might want to look into that.
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Chances are, if you want to use it, then it has a reasonable speed. I'm sure it's LGA 775 because everything above 3.06 GHz is usually 775, and the lower end ones that use 478 are 2.6GHz.
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post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by infested999;11843216 
Chances are, if you want to use it, then it has a reasonable speed. I'm sure it's LGA 775 because everything above 3.06 GHz is usually 775, and the lower end ones that use 478 are 2.6GHz.

I am looking at a 3.2Ghz socket 478 P4 right now (we have a bin of old CPUs at work).
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post #9 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by infested999;11843216 
it's LGA 775 because everything above 3.06 GHz is usually 775, and the lower end ones that use 478 are 2.6GHz.

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post #10 of 25
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Cleaned off the thermal paste...It says Pentium 4 3.00GHZ/1M/800/04A L613b059...doesn't appear to have a socket type listed. It does have pads instead of pins though.

Edit: The case sticker says "Pentium 4 HT inside" so my assumption is its a hyper threaded model.
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