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July 16, 2006 2:59:41 AM

Will this processor

Work with this board

No, I'm not buying them, have the board laying around, want to put to use.


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July 17, 2006 2:37:37 PM

Your board link is bad. Here are some boards that can work with that processor. More than likely you are have an old socket 478 board which the core duo/solo CPU won't work with. I recommend looking at old socket 478 P4s to find one that will work. Check your mobo CPU support list to be sure.
July 17, 2006 8:20:04 PM

Sorry bout the link, it was to a p4p800-e deluxe. Already have a p4 3.0e ht on it, just wondering if anything better, dual core, or something to put it to use with. Don't know what chipset was needed. Thanks anyway.
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July 17, 2006 8:27:29 PM

I don't know that spending $250 on an outdated socket is worth it. Just save the money and put it towards a whole new build or something else. 3.0E is still a fairly capable processor anyways.
July 17, 2006 8:57:09 PM

Maybe he wants to save money on his a/c bill, that prescott is an oven.

I looked into this for my setup, i have a p4 3.0 northwood D on a p4gplx.

The mobile chips are actualy socket 479, and you need the asus CT-479 converter.
Unfortunately it doesn't work with the newer yonah architecture as i found out.
You could buy a dothan pentium M... but that's not really justifiable,
at least it wasn't for me since the CT479 doesn't have voltage adjustment and hence isn't great for overclocking.

Hope that helps you, we got screwed with socket 478... :?
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July 17, 2006 9:20:03 PM

While a Yonah Core Duo might physically fit in an older Socket 478 board, I'd doubt if the older chipsets would be able to support it, particularly as, though it's a bit of a guess, your board might date to 2003 or perhaps as late as 2004; boards made then, I think, would not be able to support any sort of dual-core chip.

As commented, your current CPU isn't all that bad, aside from the heat production. Prescotts may be infamous for that, but when it comes to computing, perhaps it's actually more trouble than its worth to get it replaced, even if you're doing rather CPU-intensive tasks.
July 17, 2006 11:27:34 PM

This is just a board laying around taking up space people. Don't care about cost or anything. Look at my sig, I am not using this as main rig. Maybe a server or something, just trying to beat the 3.0E, it only hits 3.475 on oc anyway.

865pe chipset does not support dual core? Then how can it tell windows to send HT stream like it's two processors?
Just a thought.

Temp is not an issue. above proc @ 3475 @ 35c idle, 45c load. Zalman, before I learned of arctic cooling.

p4p800-e deluxe is THE top socket 478 board, not an older one at all. For socket 478, that is.

I was just curious because I heard some mobile chips can go into desktop boards and I wanted to try that out without buying board and processor.
July 18, 2006 2:24:22 AM

I'd doubt if the older chipsets would be able to support it

I agree, all the boards on New Egg that support Core Duo have an Intel 945 chipset or higher. I have the P4P800-E Deluxe also and it uses the Intel 865 chipset. I think this is why it doesn't work.
July 18, 2006 9:54:44 AM

Core duo needs 945 or higher chipest's support

but P4P800 is just 865PE+ICH5R

by the way:p 4p800 is with a 478 socket, but Core duo series are all 479
July 18, 2006 10:00:11 AM

Core duo needs 945 or higher chipest's support

but P4P800 is just 865PE+ICH5R

by the way:p 4p800 is with a 478 socket, but Core duo series are all 479

Cool that is what I thought. Also I think 478 and 479 are pin compatable they just refer to it as socket 479 as so people mix the chips with the older boards.
July 18, 2006 10:03:20 AM

The best youll get on that is a P4EE
December 4, 2006 10:10:19 AM

Hi sadsephiroth, I have ASUS P4C800 Deluxe MB and Mobile Pentium 4-M 2.0 on it.
The CPU work fine at 1.2x167MHz -> 2.04 GHz ~ 27-28 oC Idle, Vcore - 1.2 V

But however, this is an old CPU core...
December 4, 2006 10:40:27 AM

You'd need a board with a mobile chipset and often they cost quite a lot. Setting up a desktop system with a loatop CPU and mombo is expensive as a high end PC and performs like a middle or lower end; when you put together the pros and cons it's not worth at the end.
December 4, 2006 12:38:12 PM

Core duo needs 945 or higher chipest's support

but P4P800 is just 865PE+ICH5R

Not True... Case in Point

LGA 775 for Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme* / Core™ 2 Duo* / Pentium® XE / Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 / Celeron® D, supporting Quad Core Kentsfield processors
Intel® 865PE Chipset
FSB 1066**/800/533 MHz, supports EM64T CPU and Hyper-Threading Technology
Untied Overclocking : During Overclocking, FSB enjoys better margin due to fixed PCIE/ PCI Buses
Supports Dual Channel DDR400, 4 x DIMM slots, with max. capacity up to 4GB
Hybrid Booster - ASRock Safe Overclocking Technology
1 x AGP 8X slot
2 x Serial ATA 1.5 Gb/s
7.1 Channel Superior Quality Audio
ASRock 8CH I/O: 4 ready-to-use USB ports, 7.1 channel audio jack

- Northbridge: Intel® 865PE
- Southbridge: Intel® ICH5

I have to say it is a nice board for those that want to use their DDR and AGP for a bit longer. It has caused me no problems at all and it has been stable and very fast. There is really not much difference in performance between DDR 400 and DDR2 800 due to the faster CAS of DDR. And I wasn't ready to throw away my AGP 6800 Ultra, as a bonus it gives me some time to wait on the DX10 cards to get a bit cheeper before I upgrade to a PCI-E interface.