Can I upgrade my CPU to run 64bit OS?

February 24, 2011 at 17:41:35
Specs: Windows XP, Pentinum 4/ 4Gb
I have an Abit IC7-G Max2 mobo with the Intel 875P chipset for Socket 478 800MHz Canterwood ATX with an Intel Pentinum 4 / 3.0 CGHz 512 socket 478 Hyper Threading Technology 800 MHz FSB. It will not run WinXP Pro 64bit as I have tried to load it and it tells me the CPU can't. I would like to upgrade the CPU to one that will run Win XP Pro 64bit. I would like to get as much performance as I can out of my system with the CPU but I do realize it is an old system and don't want to go overboard in spending money on the CPU. It has 4Gb of Kingston HyperX PC3200/1G ram. What would you recommend in the way of upgrading my CPU? Thanks for input.
Norman

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#1
February 24, 2011 at 18:00:49
Unfortunately, you can't. Intel didn't make any 64-bit CPUs for Socket 478.
XP-64 isn't exactly the greatest OS.

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#2
February 24, 2011 at 20:24:32
Keep it stock and keep it clean to run fast. Save the money for a new system or new build. The world was not yet ready for 64bit computing when XP 64bit came out, in fact XP was not yet ready for 64bit computing when it came out. Do not bother with it, wait for a system that is truly built from the ground up for 64bit and an operating system like Windows 7 64bit that was built from the ground up (originally as Vista, then improved). You will need much more to run that properly, so start from a clean sheet of paper when choosing components, and do not try to use anything that you currently have, or you will not like the results. You do not need the FASTEST processor, BUT you DO need the most Modern processor and the appropriate supporting components to get the most out of it.

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#3
February 25, 2011 at 15:20:48
Thanks for your input. Saves a lot of trouble to find this out on the front end. Great website and most helpful. Thanks again.
Norm48

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#4
February 28, 2011 at 09:24:36
Not sure if you received my reply Fingers, but just in case, thanks a lot for your help. Makes a lot of sense, saved me money and certainly a lot of aggravation. Take care. Great website.
Norm48

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#5
May 11, 2011 at 12:05:13
In case you are still out there looking for an x64 socket 478 CPU then you need to locate an Intel 511 you must be careful as there are a couple of 511chips.
the link below is to Intel's website to the correct chip.

The SLcodes are, SL8JX, SL88G, SL7PK, SL7E2, SL7K9, SL7D8
These SLcodes are only socket 478
this 511 is a P4 1M cache, 2.8AGHZ 533 FSB. (if it is not the "A" it is not the right one) As far as I've been able to find this is the only option. I have not found any with a faster FSB or higher clock speed. I spoke to Intel and have verified that this chip regardless of the socket it is x64.

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?i...


The biggest issue that I can see with this chip is that due to the age of the motherboard that support 478 BIOS support for a x64 chip may be skeetchy


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#6
May 13, 2011 at 08:38:33
Thanks for your input voyager0201. I have decided to leave the desktop as is for storage and purchased a laptop that has about 3 times more resources than the desktop. Thanks again though for the info in case I need it in the future.
Norm48

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