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pentium CPU compatibility with motherboard

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March 31, 2006 3:38:52 AM

i am getting a cpu with these specs:

Intel Pentium 4 630 Prescott 800MHz FSB 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 EM64T Processor

i am choosing a motherboard on newegg.com, but it has so many CPU types. there is:

pentium 4
pentium 4 prescott
pentium 4 EE ht
pentium 4 ht

would my CPU be compatible with any of those above mentions motherboards?

thanks. :D 
March 31, 2006 3:48:56 AM

The 630 has a Prescott core and it supports Hyperthreading, so look for a board that is compatible with that.
March 31, 2006 3:50:49 AM

so it really doesnt matter besides that it has to have HT support?
March 31, 2006 4:16:17 AM

Pretty much... I think just about all the 775 boards support HT now-a-days. The only thing to watch out for on a Prescott core is the motherboard manufacturers made the power circuitry more robust for the higher power draws of the Prescott chips. So when they say "Prescott Support" they mean the board can supply adequate power for a power hungry chip like that.

The 630 chip you are looking at has 2 meg L2 cache which also adds to the power draw...
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