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    Determining what socket for this CPU?

    Hey guys this is a general question hopefully someone can help me answer.

    Someone has givin me a Pentium 4 2.4GHz processor from a PC that was scrapped for parts.However the writing on the processor is worn off so i wanted to ask how i can easily determine what socket this processor is used for?I think it's a 478 but not 100% sure.

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    Senior Member blackhat's Avatar
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    Mine's a Pentium 4 and it definitely uses a 478. DRB

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    As far as i can remember a 423 only went up to 2.0 GHz, so yours will be a 478

    You can use a 478 on a 423 board with the aid of an adaptor, but it will be limited to the max fsb capabilities of the board.

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    Thanks guys i dont got a board for it yet so i just wanted to verify the socket before i grab one up. i was looking at a few barebones PC's on newegg for socket 478 to see what was out there.thought about grabbing one of the micro ATX's

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    i was looking at a few barebones PC's on newegg for socket 478 to see what was out there.thought about grabbing one of the micro ATX's
    Sounds like a plan, that P4 will make a great Linux pump

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    Yep that processor with 1Gig of Ram could make a nice little beast of a PC

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