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Dual core upgrade for old pentium 4 socket PPGA478

I have an old gateway I am upgrading for my grandparents for x-mas. I have built 2 AMD models and upgraded a compaq laptop with an intel cpu to a dual core but have never built an Intel build. So what I have to work with is a gateway with DDR for ram, the cpu is an Intel Pentium 4 2.8ghz 512 kb cache 800mhz. I want to upgrade this to a dual core, obviously I would have to buy on ebay or something like that. The socket is a PPGA478. What can I do with what I have??

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    Nothing. All dual core CPUs are LGA775 or above. You'll have to get a new mobo with the CPU, along with DDR2 RAM. Sorry mate. :(
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  3. Thats what I was thinking. The grandparents will have to have a single core. should work ok for them.
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