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.