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    What Socket Am I?

    Hey guys,

    I've just taken apart my old Sony VAIO laptop (the screen went kaput) and discovered that pretty much everything works. I was hoping to put the CPU (Pentium 4) into a new motherboard. I think that on the CPU socket on the actual motherboard it says something like "mPGA478M". Does this make any sense?

    And does it mean it will fit in any socket 478 board?

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    Also- on a related note, I've noticed that the processor and the (passive copper) heatsink on it gets incredibly hot. It's not the biggest nor would I imagine most efficient of heatsinks since its designed for a laptop chassis, but looking at that picture above- is that a standard socket 478 that will take any heatsinks made for it?


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    it looks like a normal cpu, under thier..

    so i would think that its the same as the desktop one, unless it s a pentium 4 m or something..

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    do you want to sell whats left of that broken laptop ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iftiq View Post
    Also- on a related note, I've noticed that the processor and the (passive copper) heatsink on it gets incredibly hot. It's not the biggest nor would I imagine most efficient of heatsinks since its designed for a laptop chassis, but looking at that picture above- is that a standard socket 478 that will take any heatsinks made for it?
    The heatsink's designed to get hot mate, so I wouldn't worry about that. The latter P4s were pretty toasty affairs anyway, but as it's socket 478, there's quite a chance it's a P4c, which were quite efficient (stunning so compared to what followed them).

    Desktop chips in laptops are quite common in the budget-ish laptop area, so it will likely work fine in a standard S478 board.

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    t'is obviously socket 479 - which looks & smells like 478, but is used by pentium-m

    the screw-based locking gives it away

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    Thanks, directhex- so I want a socket 479 board then? I think I saw those on Scan. Did they have socket 479 back in 2003? Cause thats when I bought it.

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