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Socket For Processor

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#1 pimpologist


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Posted 05 January 2008 - 06:02 PM

I just recently purchased a Intel Pentium 4 2.66 GHZ SL724 processor. I removed my old AMD Sempron 3000+ 1.81 GHZ processor, and when i went to put the new processor in i realized it was slightly smaller than the AMD processor. The new processor would not fit into the socket......now my question is will i just need to get a new socket to make everything fine and dandy or do u think i might run into the trouble of the processor not being compatible w/ the motherboard if that even makes sense???? and if it is only the socket that i will need, if any1 knows u think i could get a price range????

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 06:19 PM

You need a motherboard that supports that CPU. It is not that simples as changing the socket
Flip the motherboard over and look at how many pins you would have to attempt to desolder

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 06:22 PM

Just the fact that the new processor, doesn't fit in the existing socket, tells you that it won't be compatible with the motherboard, even if you were to attempt, the daunting task, of trying to change the socket.

If you want to use the new processor, you're going to have to upgrade the motherboard.

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 09:08 PM

Since your motherboard has an AMD socket it will only support certain AMD processors. Your not able to put an Intel Processor in an AMD socket/motherboard.
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