I got a gateway computer from my parents a year ago. I've been itching to build my own for a while now and I'll probably scavange parts from this one. It has a P4 1.5Ghz. How do I know if it is socket 423 or 478? I'm planing on buying a new mother board and 423 boards arent looking so good. If it is a socket 423 board are there converters and how good are 423-478 coverters? Thanks
Once downloading the file to your desired location, run <b>wcpu31a.exe</b> and extract the files to a folder of your choice. Once extraction has completed, go into the folder where you extracted the files to and run <b>wcpuid.exe</b>.
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Or go <A HREF="http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df/download.asp..." target="_new"> here </A> and download the Intel Processor ID Utility. Install and Run the program. Click on the CPUID tab, if it says Packaging OOI then you have socket 423, if it says FC-PGA2 then you have socket 478.