New gigabyte ga-73pvm

Lewy February 10, 2009 at 10:44:03
Specs: Windows Vista
ga-7a3pvm says it supports my pentium 4 3ghz, but cannot get the cpu to install, do i need a conversion board? or is there some extra pin i need to find to allign the cpu correctly

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February 10, 2009 at 11:14:25
Your new board has an LGA 775 socket which means compatible CPUs have no pins. If your CPU actually has pins, it's a socket 478, which means you bought the wrong motherboard. There is no adapter. Either buy a new CPU or exchange the board.

Here's a comparison...old style CPU with pins is on the left, new style without pins in on the right:

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