Want to replace the CPU

By Sgt Rock
Feb 9, 2011
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  1. I did a boneheaded move and damaged my CPU processor while I was cleaning my desktop. When I pulled the heatsink out, it took my CPU with it and damaged a pin. Since it is damaged, I am looking to replace it with the same or one that is slightly upgraded.

    Question: Since my current CPU is damaged, Can I replace it with one that is better?

    This is what I currently have. Now don't laugh cause its a very old system. I am looking to give it to a friend for him and his family to use since they dont have a computer. I have upgraded the RAM, added a secondary Hard drive, graphics card, sound card and wireless adapter.

    Compaq Presario 5330US 235 Watt

    Motherboard: 246858-002 Intel Pentium 4
    Socket 478
    SDRAM 133 MHz

    CPU: SL59x

    General information
    Type CPU / Microprocessor
    Family Intel Pentium 4
    Part number RK80531PC029G0K
    Frequency (GHz) 1.7
    Bus speed (MHz) ? 400
    Clock multiplier ? 17
    Package type 478-pin FC-PGA2
    Socket type Socket 478 (mPGA478B)
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    I believe that that MB only supports P4's. I have a box full of them in my shop. If you want, i can check and see if I have a replacement in working order for you. IF..I do, you are welcomed to it.
  3. Sgt Rock

    Sgt Rock TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you. That would be nice.

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