can i apply a p4 processor into a p3 mother board?

By amaluskk
Apr 1, 2007
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  1. this is the first time i use this forum so plz help me:)
  2. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,088

    No, they use differant sockets, pentium 3 uses Slot1 and Socket370, pentium 4 uses Socket 423, 478, and 775.
  3. NRJ

    NRJ Newcomer, in training Posts: 33

    if u look inside each pcs u will see they look a lot different from one another.
  4. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,088

    Not really, both of them used sockets.
  5. NRJ

    NRJ Newcomer, in training Posts: 33

    i just look at my P3 and the heat sink and fan are standing up instead of flat in P4. Guessing underneath should be different too.
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,400   +832

    Probably Not....

    In some cases you can not use certain P4s in some P4 boards. Take some time and go to www.intel.com . There is a lot of compatibility information available, but, it may take a while to dig it up. The Pentium 3 has a different socket than than all current Pent4s.
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  7. amaluskk

    amaluskk Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    thanks guys it was really helpful and the reply was quick i would've tried this forum long time ago thank you all amalus
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