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Cylent_Snyper

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Quad Core noob
« on: March 19, 2009, 10:20:38 AM »

So it has been a while since i bought my last processor (p4 2.5ghz) and i just received my new Q6600 from Newegg and i noticed something funny.  When did they start making processors without pins? and will it work in any 775 mobo? even if my current processor has pins?
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Re: Quad Core noob
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 10:59:51 AM »

775 is pinless. This is the first generation of pinless processors I believe. Welcome to the future  :D

I have bent pins before on older processors. It wasn't fun to fix. Though on the plus side it did make for a tighter / more secure fit as I couldn't bend it back perfectly.
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Re: Quad Core noob
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 11:53:52 AM »

I seriously doubt your P4 is socket 775.  It is probably 478, that's what I remember those older INTELs being.  You have to be careful with quad core.  When the core duos / core 2 duos came out, the motherboards weren't set up for quad cores.  You have to get a mainboard with a BIOS capable of quad core or flash up the motherboard. 

A word of caution, the pins are now on the motherboard.  They are very easy to bend if you don't install the chip correctly.
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Re: Quad Core noob
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 07:30:16 PM »

Actually, you do have to be a bit finicky-- many early 775 boards (i. e. 915/925 chipset) don't support the Core series processors, only Pentium 4 and sometimes D.
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Re: Quad Core noob
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2009, 10:42:45 PM »

You could get the P4 on LGA775, but they were pretty uncommon.  I personally ran a Pentium D on LGA775 for awhile.  If your CPU has pins now, it's obviously a Socket 478 and not LGA.  You'll need to get a new motherboard, but be careful what you get.  Some older boards "support" the Q series, sometimes with BIOS updates, but I've had pretty poor luck in that regard.  I'd look for a board with a P35 or X38 chipset. 
« Last Edit: March 20, 2009, 10:47:54 PM by merlinicorpus »
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Re: Quad Core noob
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2009, 08:11:16 AM »

I stand corrected.  I wasn't aware of an overlap. 
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