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64 Bit 478 CPU on a system with a 865PE chipset?

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September 3, 2006 3:01:03 PM

Hello,

I have a spare MSI 865PE Neo2-FIS2R motherboard. It has a Intel Springdale 865PE Chipset. The specs are -
• Supports Socket 478 for Intel® Pentium 4 (Northwood/Prescott) processor
• Supports up 3.2 GHz/FSB 800
• Supports FSB 400/533/800 MHz


I'd love to build a system out of spare parts for testing XP64 and Vista 64. I don't know what chips were the first Intel made to support 64 bit processing. Are there any that I can use with this motherboard that will support a 64 bit OS?

Thanks.
September 3, 2006 5:24:31 PM

I don't think Intel made a 64-bit chip with socket 478. I think the first Socket 775 Extreme Edition, was the first Intel desktop chip to implement 64 bit.
September 3, 2006 5:27:12 PM

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I don't think Intel made a 64-bit chip with socket 478. I think the first Socket 775 Extreme Edition, was the first Intel desktop chip to implement 64 bit.


Thanks - I did a lot of searching and I think you are quite correct. I wish it wasn't so but it looks like its time soon to fork out a wad of cash.

Thanks again.
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