Processor Question: P4 Prescott vs. Celeron w/ASUS mobo...

By Noyz3001
Aug 17, 2005
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  1. I noticed that on the mobo I want, the ASUS P5AD2-E Premium, shows that it's CPU type is Intel Pentium 4 EE HT/Pentium 4/Celeron.

    However, I am ordering a 3.4 GHz P4 650 Prescott.

    Now, the ASUS P5AD2-E Deluxe mobo clearly states it's CPU type is Intel Pentium 4 EE HT/Pentium 4 Prescott/Celeron D.

    Do I have a core compatibility issue here? The Deluxe mobo only has 4 SATA ports while the Premium has 8, which I like. But I'm unsure if the core (Prescott vs. Celeron?) matters and I don't know which way to go. Want to order this system this morning so this is a last minute thing. Any help???
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,382

    Howdy

    Intel Pentium 4 650 3.4GHz Prescott Core, 800MHz FSB, 2MB Cache, 90nm, 64-Bit EM64T, XD, Socket 775 CPU Processor LGA775 w/ Hyper-Threading Technology (Retail with Fan and Heatsink, BX80547PG3400F)
    a bit spendy. avg $426.usd

    virtually identicle boards
    P5AD2-E Premium
    Intel 925XE chipset
    Intel LGA775 Pentium 4 CPU
    Dual-Channel DDR2 533
    Intel PAT
    PCI Express Architecture
    Wireless LAN onboard
    Dual Gigabit LAN
    1394b/a

    P5AD2-E Deluxe
    Intel 925XE chipset
    Intel LGA775 Pentium 4 CPU
    Dual-Channel DDR2 533
    Intel PAT
    PCI Express Architecture
    Gigabit LAN
    1394a
    Should make for a nice machine!
  3. flashmonkey

    flashmonkey Newcomer, in training Posts: 136

    I don't think that's what he was asking, but that's what his title said.

    I doubt that the Premium mobo would have problems with a Prescott chip since it is the same mobo just a Premium version of it. If you are still worried about it, check the RMA or warranty stuff of the place you're gonna buy it from to make sure that you can return it if it isn't compatiable.
  4. Noyz3001

    Noyz3001 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Excellent. Thank you guys.

    I actually went back to my original CPU (the 550 Prescott as opposed to the 650 Prescott with 64-bit support) which I confirmed was compatible with the boards. I was just a little confused at their descriptions.

    Switched back to the non-64 bit CPU because I read the mobo doesn't support 64 bit so it was a wash. And I am dead set on this mobo.

    You guys are a huge help!
    -N
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