Old P4, will it work on P35 chipset?

Arkalius

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I'm kind of forced into building my new system now as my current mobo died. I'm getting a Q9450 when I can but in the meantime I plan to run my current CPU which is a Pentium 4 630 3Ghz CPU from 90nm days (Prescott). I just want to make sure this chip will run ok on a P35 chipset. If not I may have to buy a cheap allendale in the meantime...
 

PaHick

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I would think. One look at a GA-EP35-DS3P, it says..

CPU Support for an Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme processor/ Intel® Core™ 2 Quad processor/Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor/ Intel® Pentium® processor Extreme Edition/Intel® Pentium® D processor/ Intel® Pentium® 4 processor Extreme Edition/Intel® Pentium® 4 processor/ Intel® Celeron® processor in the LGA 775 package
(Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.)
L2 cache varies with CPU
1600 (O.C.)/1333/1066/800 MHz FSB


So I would think most would.
 

DonDon

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If it is a socket 775 chip, it should work fine.

Backward compatibility is usually not the issue. Forward is usually the sticking point.

Now, you will find very, very few people running a P4 chip in a P35 MOBO!!!

Good luck!

Don
 

WeldZilla

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Not only that but your Prescott will run Cooler than ever!!. You see the Prescott developed much of it's heat due to the chipsets it ran on. With a modern more efficient chipset they run much cooler!!
Check out my old 540 running on my Asus P5KE-wifi. I ran till my E8400 showed up!!
I also only used the stock cooler.


When was the last time you saw a Prescott running at 4275mhz and idling at 31C ??
It ran so cool I turned it up!! and never had any issues with heat!!


Now I reccomend this P5KE-wifi whole-heartedly cuz when I got my E8400 I added the Scythe cpu cooler and still on air well lets just say it hauls ass!!
Using G'Skill 6400HZ mem .


So get the board of your choice and have some fun with your old P-4

WeldZilla
 
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