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Can the sSpec number affect the compatibility with my motherboard or not?

I recently purchased the Intel Pentium 670 processor for my D915PGN motherboard. On the Intel site it says the board is only compatible with this processor with an sSpec SL7Z3.

The one I purchased is sSpec SL8PY.

I would like to know, will the sSpec number affect the compatibility with my D915PGN board or not?

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While both processors operate at a Frequency Rate of 3.8GHz, (3800MHz), and have a FSB of 800MHz,
the SL8PY uses the R0 stepping, (R-Zero), and the SL7Z3 uses the N0 stepping. (N-Zero)
[FSB = Front Side Bus]

Apparently the Northbridge of the motherboard chipset, won't support the R0 stepping.
[Northbridge for Intel is called the MCH, or IMC.
Memory Controller Hub, and Integrated Memory Controller, respectively]

The 'Motherboard Chipset' is the Northbridge/Southbridge chipset.
'Chipset' is a slang term for IC. Integrated Circuit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

Stepping is a design change to the same model of processor. There may be a few stepping changes, or many. (A0, B0, C0, Do, A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, and so on) Just depends on what the engineers come up with, before the next model comes out.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Pentium_4_microprocessors#Prescott_2M_.2890.C2.A0nm.29

Yes, I also checked Intel Support for the Intel D915PGN motherboard, and supported processors. I did not see a BIOS update for using a SL8PY processor either, in the Downloads section.

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I think it should work. Make sure you update your bios. I dont see why it wouldn work. I have an intel 640 processor and I loved it. I recently got a dual core but it should work in any recent(past 3 years) 775 chipset mobo.

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