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Prosessor movement

By jedimaster1089
Aug 18, 2006
  1. Would it be possible to move my Pentium 4 2.6 gHz processor from one motherboard o a different one or would I have to purchase a new processor?

    I also need to purchase said motherboard.
    Which motherboard should i purchase for a good gaming computer an also if i need to purchase a processor then which would be a good one to have?
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Yes, you can move the CPU no problem, provided that the other motherboard actually supports this kind of processor.
     
  3. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    You need to tell us what socket the Processor is before we can tell you what king of motherboard to use. Is it socket 478 or socket 775? If you don't know use CPU-Z located at this link.
     
  4. jedimaster1089

    jedimaster1089 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The processer is a pentium 4 2.6 gHz if thats any help. the only problemis i cant download CPU-Z cause the comp in question doesn't have a internet connection
     
  5. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    you can download it nonetheless and then put it on a USB drive or cdrw etc, then install it on the other pc..
     
  6. jedimaster1089

    jedimaster1089 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Its a socket 478.
    Now do any socket 478 MoBo have PCI express slots?
    And they need to be Micro ATX also.
    And also does the south bridge matter on the MoBo or not? will any pentium 4 work on them?
    Heres some more MoBo. Would these be good for gaming if I had the ram and memory card to doit?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128222
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813185070
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813185078
    I am also slightly on a budget so If possible keep cheep MoBos Like under 100 but any one worksreally.

    If you have more ideas then I would love to hear them
    Also I have a Dell Dimension 2400. Would it be possble to recycle like the hard driveand other things fom the comp.
     
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