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ingeborgdot
01-19-2006, 07:20 AM
I don't know a lot about intel motherboards. I need a cpu that will fit that is at least 2.6ghz. What do you recommend? It has to be an intel. I built a computer for a guy and his sign machine and it is not compatible with an amd chip. Help is needed fast.

ingeborgdot
01-19-2006, 08:51 AM
Is this board ABIT GD8 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 915P ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
compatible with this cpu
Intel Pentium 4 630 Prescott 800MHz FSB 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 EM64T Processor - Retail

Yawgm0th
01-19-2006, 08:54 AM
Intel has what... twenty different sockets? Granted, you're probably looking at either socket 478 or socket 775. Want to specify?

Edit: just a few minutes too late....

ingeborgdot
01-19-2006, 12:07 PM
ABIT AG8-V Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 915P ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail is what I went with along with the Intel Pentium 4 630 Prescott 800MHz FSB 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 EM64T Processor - RetailBut now here is another question. This is a brand new machine that I built and I found out just now that the amd is not compatible with the machine I am trying to run. I now have to switch out the cpu and mobod. Everything else will be fine. Will I have to unistall the os and reinstall or can I just hook it all up and see what happens. What would you do? What do I really need to do?

Yawgm0th
01-19-2006, 12:15 PM
You will need to reinstall. It's sometimes possible to get away without it on systems using the same chipset, and these (obviously) aren't.

ingeborgdot
01-21-2006, 11:59 PM
Do you recommend hypterthreading or not. I disabled it on my other machine but just want to know your thoughts.

PrairieDawg
01-22-2006, 02:30 AM
Why would you disable hyperthreading?

Yawgm0th
01-22-2006, 06:43 AM
Hyperthreading can provide an ever-so-slight performance decrease in a very small amount of applications. However, I would always recommend leaving it on. It can provide a huge bonus in certain applications.