|An adaptor may reduce system stability. Socket adaptors lengthen the path between the processor and northbridge. In electronics, the farther that electricity has to travel, the more likely that certain signals will get lost along the way.|
If you have a good motherboard, the socket adaptor shouldn't cause any trouble. However, if you have a crappy board that's flaky to begin with, a socket adaptor may not be a good idea.
I used to install plenty of FC-PGA to FC-PGA2 adaptors back in the day. ECS boards didn't seem to like them one bit, but they worked fine on Asus boards. However, the boards I worked with were Pentium III boards that had single data rate processor buses. The P4 uses a quad-pumped bus that runs at a much higher speed. The higher the bus speed, the more prone it is to signal loss.
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