socket 478 Northwood

Hewlett-packard / 5204
February 27, 2009 at 05:59:09
Specs: Windows XP, 350 MHz AMD-K6(r)-2 processor with 3DNow!TM technology
how do i install a socket 478 Northwood processor in my compaq presario 5204?

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#1
February 27, 2009 at 06:27:44
You're kidding, right?

Compaq Presario 5204 Specs


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#2
February 27, 2009 at 10:54:22
You will need a phillips screwdriver a flathead screwdriver and most important......
A BRAIN...

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#3
February 28, 2009 at 05:48:43
i dont know much about computer upgrades, but if anyone can tell me if i am able to upgrage my compaq presario 5204 i would greatly appreciate it.

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#4
February 28, 2009 at 08:50:28
"i dont know much about computer upgrades"

Obviously.....

I posted the specs to your machine...did you look at them? The motherboard uses the "socket 7" not the "socket 478"...you can NOT install a socket 478 Pentium 4 Northwood CPU in a socket 7 motherboard!

You have an outdated system. It's 10 yrs old & not worth spending any money on. If it's running slow, it's because you're trying to run XP on it. The processor is way underpowered & you you probably don't have near enough memory. Go back to Windows 98 until you can afford a new system.


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#5
February 28, 2009 at 10:54:48
for starters you will never be able to put in a intel socket 478 processor into a socket 7 so that is out of the picture. But that's just the beginning, Compaq back in those days modded the case and modded the power supply so you just can't throw in a any old ATX motherboard in it. You are done with that system, it's time to put that pc into retirement and. go save up money and buy a new computer or a nice used computer for tigerdirect.com

Iron Sharpens Iron.


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#6
February 28, 2009 at 16:24:32
Compaq did use a standard power supply for that board and you could try to overclock with the jumpers but the board is maxed at a 100fsb so all you could try is to raise the multiplyer by .5 or 1. The k6-2 were not very good overclockers but you never know. Ram would give you the best results but win xp was not meant for the k6 series cpu`s and you are grasping at straws trying to get this system to run decent. Look in your local newspaper for someone selling an older p4 or athlon for less than a $100 before you buy anything for this relic.

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#7
February 28, 2009 at 18:02:09
Doesn't look standard to me.....

http://www.beachcomputers.com/image...

My compaq 5240 wasn't standard the motherboard pin connection itself was diff, because the board was a modified Socket 7.

Iron Sharpens Iron.


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#8
March 1, 2009 at 16:55:42
The atx power supply is pin compatible with all atx boards. If you are talking about the shape of the ps then you are right. If you are talking about the pins then you are wrong.

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#9
March 2, 2009 at 02:18:56
Have you ever even owned a Compaq persairo 5xxx AMD socket 7 series? I owned a Compaq Persario 5240, I would know. His motherboard on his model is no diff then mine was they were the exact same motherboards. When the power supply went out i just couldn't throw in another power supply or else i would have, it had to be a compaq version that had a modified pin connection to connect it to the modified socket 7 motherboard. A standard ATX 20 pin connection would not work because the motherboard connection was shapped diff then a standard motherboard connection. The only way a standard power supply would work was if you modified the pin connection itself and used a compaq power supply pin connection on a standard power supply, but it would be pointless considering a standard power supply wouldn't fit into the case in the first place.

Iron Sharpens Iron.


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#10
March 2, 2009 at 05:45:27
I am using a compaq 5204 to write this now. I am looking at my board at the power supply is a standard atx type. I never said to puchase anything I just said that a standard ps would work. The op never said anythig about needing a ps in the first place. You are using a 5240 and I am using the 5204 and just to enlighten you there was more than one revision to this board and YES the power supply was changed so you may be right and you may be wrong because if you are talking about my board you are wrong. Pointless anyway as the poster would be a fool to upgrade anything. Have a nice day...

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#11
March 2, 2009 at 10:22:56
And i'm telling you with the board that i have which is the exact same model as his it had a modified power supply connection.

Iron Sharpens Iron.


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