Socket 478 vs. PGA 478 - Difference ?

By buzzsaw
Aug 3, 2005
  1. I have a motherboard that is Socket 478 and currenty has a P4 2.4 Ghz chip in it.

    I have checked with manufacturer (it is an Abit SG-72) and I can upgrade to 3.4 Ghz chip.

    I see many are PGA 478 and not called Socket 478 - Is there a difference?

    Please advise.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    AFAIK, they're the same.
    I don't think there are two socket 478's, it's probably just a different way of saying the same thing.
  3. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Yes they are the same thing. PGA is Pin Grid Array, which is a "technique" of pin placement.

  4. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    PGA = pin grid array
    its just another way of saying socket.
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