Motherboard and Intel P4 1.8A processors

Hi

Do you need a special motherboard to run P4 512Kb Cache(dubbed A) processors?

I'm currently using an ASUS P4T-E which does support the 478pin P4 chips, but will it support the extra cache straight off? Or do I need to buy another motherboard?

Thanks
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  1. you are good to go... the northwood chip will work fine for you


    lagger

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  2. Thanks!

    Cool - that's good to hear considering I just brought that MBoard recently.

    Just to be clear - it will work, but will it utilise the the full 512kb of cache, or just half?
  3. a bios update may-or-may not be needed...

    Yes it will use all of the cache regardless.
  4. Tell me where I can get a 1.8A, dammit :smile:

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  5. Googlegear.com has the 1.6a and the 1.8a as of yesterday , last time I looked

    /edit/ ok I just looked 1.6a, 160.00 USD, 1.8a 210.00 USD
    http://www.googlegear.com/ggweb/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=1.8A-512

    lagger

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  6. great....1.8 northwoods come out after i bought the 2A woody....<b>BAH!!!</b>

    :mad: <A HREF="http://gamershq.madonion.com/compare2k1.shtml?2096468" target="_new">P4 + SDRAM</A> = <b>BAD</b> :mad:
  7. Cool, thanks.

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  8. But the 2GHz is faster at default speed and probably overclocks better.

    AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
  9. "great....1.8 northwoods come out after i bought the 2A woody....BAH!!!

    P4 + SDRAM = BAD "


    me too lol

    lagger

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  10. i agreed on that P4 1.6 and 1.8 can be ""Bad"" northwood .For intel is better to sold them at 1.6/1.8 that put them at the garbage.

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  11. Juin, do you know what you're talking about?

    I don't have an Athlon XP, I asked about Northwood...

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