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Old 10-15-2011, 10:54 PM   #1
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Default Pentium M in a Desktop?

I got some laptops from scott fetzer, 1 had a bad mobo and the lcd bridge was shot, so i pulled the cpu/ram/good parts and chucked it in the trash. I was messing with this retarded pc chips system, which is too slow to run a decent version of windows(P4 Williamette 1.8), so i took the cpu and it fit in the socket perfectly. Its a decent upgrade and the fsb is 400mhz, i was wondering if it would work in the desktop?

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Intel Pentium 4 1.8Ghz(256k,400mhz)
PCCHIPS M925G REV9.01B
1024MB DDR333-2.5
WD80GB-EIDE133
Linux 10.04LTS 32 bit (barely runs)

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Intel Pentium M 1.5Ghz(1024kb,400mhz, fits in PGA478 Desktop socket)
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:01 AM   #2
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Default Re: Pentium M in a Desktop?

Will the Pentium M chip work in a desktop PC? Yes.

However, there's a special socket: PGA479M.

There aren't very many motherboards with the 479M socket, BUT they do make an adapter that converts 478 to 479M

Details on that adapter here: Asus' CT-479 Pentium M socket adapter - The Tech Report - Page 1
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:33 AM   #3
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Default Re: Pentium M in a Desktop?

that adapter looks expensive, since the cpu just drops right in, do you think i could use it without the dapter?
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:33 PM   #4
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No, the adapter is required for it to work.
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