For reasons I would not reveal, my old reliable ASUS P4C800 Deluxe Mother Board just bit the dust.
I am presently trying to decide just how big a bullet to bite. (i.e. Just replace the board, replace the board with a new processor, replace the board with a new Video Card, Replace the card and retain
my 400 memory, Replace everything etc. etc. Just trying to evaluate all options.
What I am confused about are the specs. on boards with LGA775 Sockets.
There seem to be all kinds of variations as to what CPU types are acceptable for these boards. I was under the impression that the socket delegated what was allowed and that there was a pretty narrow limitation. I get the impression that there is a much broader overlap as to what is acceptable than that.
The following are not necessarily boards I am considering purchasing, but are examples of what I am talking about. All implement "Socket T (LGA 775)"
For example, an ASUS P5LD2 board accepts CPU types "Pentium D/Pentium 4 HT/Celeron D.
Other boards spec "CPU type: Pentium 4 Prescott/Celeron"
Some specifiy accepting "CPU type: Quad-core/Core 2 Extrene?kCore 2 Duo/Pentium" (Does this mean all Pentium Processors?)
What I am curious about, is with a board that I can upgrade to Core 2 Duo, might that board also accept my Pentium 4 3.2GB Processor for the time being until I receive a new Core 2 Duo Processor?
Sure would appreciate a little clarification.