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Old 08-31-2006, 11:49 AM   #1
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Default Pentium 4 to Pentium D

I've got a 2.7 GHz Northwood P4 right now, and was wondering if there are any other processors I could upgrade to without having to replace my motherboard or my DDR RAM. Would Pentium D work?
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:58 AM   #2
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Default Re: Pentium 4 to Pentium D

what socket do you have?
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Old 08-31-2006, 01:22 PM   #3
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Default Re: Pentium 4 to Pentium D

im guessin its a 478, and no u cant have Pentium D with out gettin a 775 motherboard plus most 775 motherboards r DDR2 now, soo u will have 2 get new memory
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Old 09-01-2006, 04:44 PM   #4
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Default Re: Pentium 4 to Pentium D

I'm now sure about which socket I've got. Is there a way I can make sure without having to open up my computer?
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:34 PM   #5
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Default Re: Pentium 4 to Pentium D

Nothing CPU-Z can't do.

http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
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Old 09-02-2006, 12:52 PM   #6
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Default Re: Pentium 4 to Pentium D

The mainboard section has information on the manufacturer, the model, chipset, southbridge, sensor, bios, and graphic interface. There's nothing about CPU sockets there.

edit: I'll try googling for my motherboard's model.
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Default Re: Pentium 4 to Pentium D

Under the 'CPU' tab, read the third line. It should be called 'Package', and that'll tell you what socket it is
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Default Re: Pentium 4 to Pentium D

It's socket 478. I guess I'll have to buy a new motherboard if I want to upgrade. -_-'

Thanks for the help.
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Default Re: Pentium 4 to Pentium D

Yup, looks like you have to.
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