How do I know if I have a P4 423 or 478 socket?

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
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  1. Run WCPUID to know it. I think that at this speed there were both 423 and 478 sockets P4s (0.18µ).
    I don't like adaptors but if it is the only way...

    Why do you want to change your MOBO?
  2. wcpuid? I know I'm revealing just how little I know but how do I do that. Just go to run and type "wcpuid." I'm at work now and that's what I did to this pc and nothing happened. Thanks

    I want to change Mobos because it takes pc133 ram and its agp slot it 2x<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by mikesimo77 on 02/26/03 09:56 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
  3. A search on <A HREF="" target="_new">Google</A> revealed the following results as shown <A HREF="" target="_new">here</A>. I then clicked on <b>H.Oda!'s Home Page</b> which took me <A HREF="" target="_new">here</A>, where I downloaded <b>Version 3.1a with Plugins (Official Version)</b>.

    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>.

    It would be handy if you could give us the details from the following fields:
    1) Processor
    2) Platform
    3) Family
    4) Model

    Good luck, and let us know how it goes.

  4. Whip the CPU out and starting counting ...1,2,3,4...423!

    Or look at the little number written on the core and go <A HREF="" target="_new"> here </A> and type it in.

    Or go <A HREF="" 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.

    <A HREF="" target="_new">My PCs</A> :cool:
  5. thanks for all the help. I take a look after I get off work. I'm beging to fear more and more that I have 423. Oh well, time to start looking for a good deal on a 478.
  6. Wooohoooo!!!! 478!!!! New mobo for me!
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