June 16th, 2003, 09:43 PM
p4 motherboards run p3 chips?
Wondering if a pentium 3 chip will run on a motherboard advertised as a p4 chip motherboard.
June 16th, 2003, 09:44 PM
Don't believe so. Different form factor IIRC.
June 16th, 2003, 10:20 PM
MsMittens you are correct. There are a number of other reasons but the diffrent form factor is a main one. (diffrent Bios, diffrent bus speed, ect ect)
Who is more trustworthy then all of the gurus or Buddha’s?
June 17th, 2003, 04:34 AM
Yup...all of the above are correct....when you jump a generation you will usually find the total number of pins ont the CPU increase as well as the orientation of said pins. Head over to www.pricewatch.com and find yourself a nicely priced P4 m/b and CPU combo. Best prices ont the net, bar none!
It isn't paranoia when you KNOW they're out to get you...
June 21st, 2003, 12:47 AM
Yeah all above is corrert and the fact that the ZIF (zero insertion force) socket will be the wrong size and will ovbiously have the incorrect number of pins. And I must be honest prices for P4 chips are ok really at the moment. Get yourself off to a computer fair.