The heart of the adaptation: Socket 478 on Socket 423.
Upgradeware offers similar products for the soon-to-be-extinct Socket 423. Anyone who has sprung for a Pentium 4 system in the last 12 months will definitely have a PC based on Socket 423 and RDRAM. If Intel had its way, processors quicker than 2 GHz would no longer be operable with this architecture.
Upgradeware proves this isn't the case with the p478, which allows you to run the quickest Pentium 4 processors (up to 2.6 GHz with 400 MHz FSB) in an old system with Socket 423.
The p478 adapter is delivered with a small installation guide and the necessary mountings.
In contast to the Socket 370 adapter, this model does not come with a processor cooler.
In the middle of the adapter socket is a block of DIP switches that allow you to change the CPU voltage.
This table contains the necessary settings for different processor core voltage levels.
- Socket 370 With Tualatin Pinout
- Socket 370 With Tualatin Pinout: Overshooting The Mark
- Socket 423 To Socket 478
- Socket 423 To Socket 478, Continued
- Sources Of Problems: BIOS, FSB, Voltage And Multiplier
- Test Setup
- OpenGL Benchmark: Quake III Arena
- MPEG-4 Encoding Benchmark: XMPEG 4.5 And DIVX 5.02
- Conclusion: A Complete Overhaul For A Bargain