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Motherboard needs cpu

I have a never used Gigabyte GA-81 EXW motherboard without a CPU. I have searched the web, can't find specs to tell me what CPU can be used for this particular motherboard. I did find one server unit for sale with this board that is using a P4 2.8Ghz 533FSB. It did not give socket spec, but did see that GA-EXP uses 478. Here is my question: Would I be safe using any 478 socket P4 up to 3Ghz on this motherboard? I am assuming this is a specialty serverboard, so does this make any difference using it as my home use computer?

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Re: Motherboard needs cpu

No it wont make any difference. It is very safe to use 478 socket on processor with 3Ghz.

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Re: Motherboard needs cpu

Server mother boards are very fast and performance is really good. there is no problem using it as a home pc. you can use 478 socket processor

Posted on Oct 02, 2007

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