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:hello: Convert a 478-pin MB socket to ?????

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December 4, 2012 11:10:00 PM

If possible, I would like to adapt or upgrade my Asus P4C800-E MotherBoard designed with a Pentium 4 PPGA 478-pin socket, with a more powerful CPU.
So, I need to adapt the Asus MB 478-pin socket to accept the pin-out of the more powerful CPU.

(I need an Intel Processor with NS or XD-bit processor, aka one that can enable the execute Disable bit, in order to use Windows 8 Pro :mmmfff:  ).

:sol:  :sleep: 

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December 4, 2012 11:12:46 PM

You need a new motherboard to run a modern CPU, and you'll need new RAM also. Current CPUs and motherboards are compatible with DDR3 but not older DDR2 or DDR1. There's no way to "convert" or "adapt" the socket.
December 4, 2012 11:15:48 PM

do you mean no way to convert or adapt THIS socket???
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December 4, 2012 11:21:19 PM

There's no conversion for any type of socket. There was once a Pentium 4 to Pentium M converter but that was many moons ago; the technology has changed far too much between socket 478 and today for a modern CPU to be made to fit.
December 4, 2012 11:30:54 PM

ok... but i seem to remember an abit cpu pin out converter. and that WAS many years ago. looks like its motherboard, cpu, memory, and graphic card time for me. i did not want to spend the $$$$ at this time.... do you have any suggestions?

mostly office-like productivity
appreciate speed and efficiency that is cost effective
internet use
dvd movie copy
file downloads
no games
no video editing (at this time)
my computer is a tool...
i have always smiled when using this old thing.
i hope to always smile after i build the next one.

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December 4, 2012 11:35:09 PM

And just don't buy the video card on it.

Just over $300 and will do great.
December 4, 2012 11:41:31 PM

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