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Instaling P4 2.8 onto intel D946GZIS motherboard

Can anyone advise me on the following please...
I am upgrading my sons P4 processor onto a new D946GZIS motherboard.
Whilst it says it's supported there seems to be more holes than pins in the socket and no clues to orientation of chip.



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  • Reefyboy Oct 23, 2008

    The chip was originally installed onto a 2002 Dell MB platform (Flat Desk Top) which was underpowered and slow...

  • Reefyboy Oct 23, 2008

    Thanks for the reply, this is what I feared!
    Now I face the dilemma of fitting the chip back into the horrible old Dell unit and popping to the 'Chip Shop'
    The only thing I can keep by the looks of it is the 80 Gb HDD!

    A simple upgrade has turned into a 99% new PC LOL!

    But, that's not a bad thing.

    Many thanks!

  • Reefyboy Oct 23, 2008

    Yes, many thanks to Benimur :)

  • Reefyboy Oct 23, 2008

    Thanks for the further offer but I think the Dell is beyond the point of practical use for the software we tend to run. The dying PSU for example is just 280W, 512 MB RAM is quite slow, and everything in this desktop unit is modular and almost certainly obsolete, the graphics capability is less than my iPhone.
    It served its purpose in introducing my son to computing, but spending any more time and money on it couldn't be an option.



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See in the motherboard manual comes with it..

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If I may inquire, what was the old/original motherboard? Additionally, what is the specification of the P4 processor?

Hope this be of initial idea. Pls post back as requested or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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    Louie Role Oct 23, 2008

    Hi again,

    Appreciate the quick postback. I am afraid that it is likely that the 2002 Dell motherboard is a socket 478 whereas the D946GZI is an LGA775. Pls confirm by referencing the images below. If this is the case, then it will not work, sorry.
    this is a 478

    this is a 775.

    If not, pls post back exact model number of the 2002 Dell platform (Flat Desk Top).


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    Louie Role Oct 23, 2008

    If the old motherboard still works, perhaps I can be of further assistance in tweaking it to perform better. Should you consider this, I would appreciate a reply with additional info on the specs of the Dell, what peripherals (cards) are installed, the memory, the exact model number, and the Operating System.

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    Louie Role Oct 23, 2008

    Glad to be of assistance and appreciate very much the rating. If and when we may be of further assistance, pls do an "Ask Me".


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