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Something interesting I saw in Hong Kong... Socket 478 to 775 adapter!

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March 21, 2010 8:09:18 AM

I just had to take a photo!

And it begs the question - why?

I can only come up with, there must be some application out there, capable of running only on an AMD processor [Edit - I meant to say on an old 478 processor!] ???

And it must be some application to warrant funding for such a product...

What do you think?
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March 21, 2010 8:16:47 AM

eriko said:
I just had to take a photo!

And it begs the question - why?

I can only come up with, there must be some application out there, capable of running only on an AMD processor???

And it must be some application to warrant funding for such a product...

What do you think?

Socket 478 and socket 775 are both Intel.
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March 21, 2010 8:29:33 AM

Where's the photo?
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March 21, 2010 8:31:22 AM

delluser1 said:
Socket 478 and socket 775 are both Intel.


yes OF COURSE they are both Intel - what was I thinking?

Well it was a good night last night as you can see. oops.

But WHY still remains?
March 21, 2010 10:06:39 AM

Got the picture somewhere for us to look?
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March 21, 2010 1:58:09 PM

and why would anyone want to buy one now ? 478 & 775 are both OLD technology. Granted a lot of people stil lbuy 775 boards, but surely the performance hit using a 775 cpu on a 478 board would make it pointless.
March 21, 2010 2:01:58 PM

ulysses35 said:
and why would anyone want to buy one now ? 478 & 775 are both OLD technology. Granted a lot of people stil lbuy 775 boards, but surely the performance hit using a 775 cpu on a 478 board would make it pointless.

he said it's interesting, not that he's going to buy it..
March 21, 2010 2:02:45 PM

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Obviously so you can use a s775 cpu on a s478 mobo, why else??

They made these back in the day, socket A to s478. And socket A to slot A adaptors.


I understand to put a 478 into a 775 board - but I'm reaching hard to find a reason why.

they don't allow photos to be inserted here, but I found it online:

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=CL-TPTCA-01&cat...

That is the one I saw.

Why why why why why.....

But interesting it must have been to make.
March 21, 2010 2:07:18 PM

it might be useful if ur 478 motherboard died and you needed a new one so while you're buying a new motherboard, you could get a 775 board and use your 478 processor until you have money for a native 775 processor
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March 21, 2010 2:09:45 PM

Well i could see that useful if you were trying to build a system and you couldnt buy everything at once and you already have a 478 P4 this way you can get the new board and use its features like PCIE and SATA until you can afford a better processor. But this isnt really useful these days since socket 775 is dead so really no point in building a new system with it.
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