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Socket 370

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thef0x82

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Jul 11, 2002
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Is there a difference between an FCPGA and an FCPGA2? If a chip is a socket 370, should it work fine in any board that supports socket 370?
 

e laursen

Folding for Mom
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Dec 19, 2000
FCPGA2 is for the Tualatin chips. These chips are not supported in older FCPGA MBs. There are work arounds that involve modifying/shortng pins on the CPU to get them to work on older (ie 440BX) MBs, but there is no guarantee. The newer FCPGA2 MBs should be backward compatible, but check with the manufacturer.
 

Johan

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Jan 6, 2002
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MI
FC-PGA2 denotes the Integrated Heat Spreader (IHS) on Intel CPUs. There are coppermine FC-PGA2 CPUs out there so not every FC-PGA2 is a Tualatin CPU; also note that P4 CPUs are in a FC-PGA2 package. For an i815 mobo to support Tualatin CPUs (in stock form), it must be the B-step version of the i815 chipset. All Tualatin capable mobos will support FC-PGA socket 370 CPUs.