Originally Posted by rui-no-onna
By the way, do the early LGA-775 boards even support Core 2 processors? LGA-775 might be long lived as a socket but it means nothing if you need new chipsets (ergo motherboard) in order to upgrade your CPU.
LGA775 started out with the P4 processors, so no, the early ones did not support core 2 duos. That was much later on in the chipset generation.
I have one of the first generations of those boards, the Intel 915GEV chipset, which was the second generation of the first LGA775 boards, the 910GL was the first.
The LGA775 went on to support, correct me if im wrong, 5 generations of cpu's. Thats a pretty substantial amount of change, yet they were able to keep the socket the same. IDK about intel lately, they change sockets almost as fast as the seasons change.
I don't think that Intel will ever have another socket that had the longevity of LGA775.Edited by Mattb2e - 1/3/11 at 8:29pm