Pentium 4 Motherboard Compatibility to Higher Processor

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I have an old motherboard which is compatible with Pin-less Processors. Its previous processor is Pentium 4. I am planning to use the old motherboard but I don't have the processor anymore. Problem is most of the Pentium 4 Processors are already phased out, can i use a higher version of processor for my old motherboard?

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Pentium 4 Motherboard Compatibility to Higher Processor

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If your planning to change your processor to a new one, you need to know that socket of your old processor and the new processor you want to put in. If they are both compatible in the same socket you can put your new processor. As of what you said, your Motherboard is compatible with pinless processors, you may upgrade your Pentium 4 to a Pentium D. As of now there are lots of new processor available to the Market specially core processor family, If you really want to upgrade your processor you need now to change your Motherboard with the new one.

 

 

 

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Pentium 4 Motherboard Compatibility to Higher Processor

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Hello Baablu,

In using an exact Processor for a motherboard that uses before Intel Pentium 4 Processor you must determine the socket type of your motherboard either Socket 478 or LGA 775 socket. Well, for socket 478 it limit only to Pentium 4 processor which are Pentium 4 EE and Pentium 4 M. While in LGA 775 socket you can upgrade Pentium 4 to Pentium D, Pentium XE, Core 2 Dou, Core 2 Quad and Xeon Processor that base in Intel Technology, also this type of Processor are still available in market. Furthermore check the motherboard user manual regarding the type of socket to be use.

 

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