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Will mobile cpu work with Desktop mobo?

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February 18, 2014 2:38:14 PM

I have a dell poweredge 600sc, it has a 2.8ghz 533mhz front size bus with socket 478. I want to upgrade my cpu and I know i can upgrade it to a 3.06ghz pentium 4, but thats as high as i found it can go. However, i found a mobile version that is at 3.33ghz 533mhz fsb with a socket type of 478
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Mobile-Pentium-4-3-33-GHz...
would this cpu work?

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February 18, 2014 2:40:51 PM

It depends on whether or not the motherboard would support it, which I don't know but it might very well not.
Also, just FYI, even if it could work, buying refurbished parts off EBAY can easily get you a DOA product, because of improper shipping, ect.
And Wikipedia seems to imply it wont work: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_478
"While the Intel mobile CPUs are available in 478-pin packages, they in fact only operate in a range of slightly differing sockets, Socket 479, Socket M, and Socket P, each incompatible with the other two."
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February 18, 2014 2:44:40 PM

Probably won't work, and if it did, you'd see very, very little difference.
There is more to performance than just GHz.
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February 18, 2014 2:56:11 PM

Thank for your time guys!
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