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Old 01-16-2005, 10:40 AM   #1
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Default using my old mobo.

i am going to build a spare p.c out of a few old bits i have, or will buy from ebay.
now this might sound like a stupid question, but here goes.
my old mobo was for a p4 socket 478 cpu. will i have to use a p4 cpu or can i get a p2/p3 to suit it?
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Old 01-16-2005, 12:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: using my old mobo.

P4... 478 pin was for P4s only.

EDIT: BtW, here is link to a cheap one:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...116-180&depa=1

This P4 is not bad, it has 1MB L2 Cache, which helps it be faster, but No HT tech on it, still not too terrible for $174.. It has 533MHz FSB so make sure your MOBO can support it.
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Old 01-16-2005, 12:34 PM   #3
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cheers zen, i thought that was the case.
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Check out the link above, I editted it in! for ya!!
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Old 01-16-2005, 12:38 PM   #5
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Default Re: using my old mobo.

thanks, but i am just knocking up a spare unit, so i need to buy used bits and bobs. i will probably get a mobo and cpu combination from ebay.
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Default Re: using my old mobo.

Ok... But I thought you had a MOBO already! Confused... :?
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yes i got a p4 mobo but it will be cheaper to buy a used mobo cpu combo from ebay than to buy a p4 cpu.
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Default Re: using my old mobo.

Or just buy a cheap 478pin CPU off ebay, and install it, even cheaper that way.
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Old 01-16-2005, 01:11 PM   #9
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it would have to be a p4 wouldn't it?
Intel P4 1.8 CPU 35.00 with 2hrs to go, will probably make 40/50 ($70/80)
i can get a p3 with mobo for about 15.00.
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Get the P4, it is more powerful. It may cost a bit more, but it will be worth it. The extra PC will perform better then a P3 based.
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