Which type of Socket did Intel's Pentium 4 employ before the 478?

By hdmk ยท 7 replies
Mar 23, 2002
  1. Ok, this might be a bit obvious, but what was it? I'm a bit new at this..:eek:
    What was it?

  2. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 761

    423? I could be wrong...Why do you ask?
  3. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 980

  4. hdmk

    hdmk TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 104

    It's an answer for a question I've been asked - no big deal. Thanks, for the reply. :)
  5. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    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.
  6. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 980

    Ah, but that sweetheart deal; all the Gateways & DeLLs w/ the P4 & *ntel mobo's.
  7. T-Shirt

    T-Shirt TS Rookie Posts: 289

    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.
  8. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    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 !!
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