Pentium processors

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  1. domientius

    domientius Well-Known Member

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    My currently dying computer has a 2.0 GHz Pentium 4 processor. The one I've lined up to buy as a replacement has a 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 processor.

    Are Pentium chips typically just sloted into place, or soldered? I'm thinking if sloted, I can simply extract my own chip and replace the one in the other computer with it.

    I will have to open it up anyway. I will be salvaging my own CD Writer drive and the RAM chips into the replacement computer.
     
  2. King Starscream

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    Pentium 4's should be just slotted.
     
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    It'll be slotted for sure.
     
  4. llamatron

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    Slotted fo' sure, but you might need to check and make sure that the motherboard will support it (it should) and perhaps invest in some thermal paste so you can reapply the heatsink on top.
     
  5. domientius

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    Depends on how the heatsink is held in. In my PC it seems held in place by some odd spring-loaded plastic pin thingy.
     
  6. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    It doesn't matter how the heatsink is held in, you need the thermal paste to aid in heat transfer and help make the heatsink effective.
     
  7. ShortCircuit

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    there are 2 different sockets for the pentium 4

    one is a socket 478 and the other is the new lga775

    make sure you know what socket u have for complete compatability

    download this

    http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

    it will tell you what socket you have currently.....

    plus its a cool tool to have
     
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    2.0 ghz and it is going out... I have a 200 mhz pentium comp that still runs with only mild upgrades, not quickly, but runs. Just killed a few hard drives on that one.
     

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