Ok, this might be a bit obvious, but what was it? I'm a bit new at this..
What was it?
423? I could be wrong...Why do you ask?
CPUs, Chipsets and Mobos > Why the cpu Pin change? (Pin Grid Array) http://www.3dspotlight.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=785&highlight=pins
It's an answer for a question I've been asked - no big deal. Thanks, for the reply.
423 if I am correct too. Thats a dying horse as we speak. And there are talks of doing away with 478 too I believe.
Ah, but that sweetheart deal; all the Gateways & DeLLs w/ the P4 & *ntel mobo's.
There was some talk of the new celeron being a 423 pin special.
Fortnatly, it's not true. I know they like to segment (fragment) the product line, but it makes more sense to make them all fit the 478 socket. Then if you're on a budget (who isn't!?) you buy a good MB/ram setup w/ a cele this year next year you buy an improved CPU.
seems to make more sense to allow a constant more ferquent upgrade path, then forcing you in to a total upgrade (and the chance to change platform) a few years apart.
Yes what you say is true and logical. But how many times has Intel NOT changed mid stream with a new configuration in slots, sockets, pins, and so forth. I am glad I jumped on the AMD wagon when it went thru my area !!