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    most of the new coolers are for p4 socket 478, i happened to have the old version socket 423. how do i upgrade from 423 to 478 socket? just get a newer pentium? sorry for the newb question.
    thanks so much!!:D
    edit:the motherboard i have is a; Yoda, chipset intel 850

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    buy a new motherbaord and cpu is the easiest way.

    http://www.telecommander.com/pics/links/cpu's/s423tos478converter/s423tos478converter.htm

    a coverter u can buy to go from 423 to 478.

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    cool. but where can i get this converter from? VinnieVen, i tried to order from the website you gave me and i dont think i can unless if i am a member or something. any suggestions on this converter? pros cons?
    thanks so much!!:D

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    google your resources.

    http://www.google.ca/search?q=socket...-8&hl=en&meta=

    there are multiple sources for them.

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    Quite frankly ya'd be better to upgrade both the CPU, mobo and memory. Go for a P4C CPU, an i865/i875 based mobo (not Intel made) plus some good PC3500 memory x2.

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    okay lets say i upgraded my CPU, mobo, and memory. will i still be able to use my system recovery cd's? or does the motherboard comes with one? i usually like to keep my computer running good as new, and want to be able to use the recovery cd when there is a big problem(s) that i cant fix. if not able to use the recovery cd, how can i? or does it only come with a new computer?
    sorry for too many questions.
    thanks so much!!
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    If its a proprietary Dell, Gateway or something like that recovery CD that came with a new computer you bought at a store, then you won't be able to use it.
    If it is a program that is on the CD like Norton Ghost, of course you can use it with any computer.
    Some mobo's come with back up programs and stuff.
    Although I assume you are talking about a recovery CD that is proprietary to reformat your Dell or something and will reformat the harddrive back to the original system from the factory, so you won't be able to use that.
    Chez

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    changing just the socket from 423-to-478 isnt going to ristrict me from reformatting my computer back to factory default, right? i mean its a socket you know. :confused: right?
    thanks so much!!:D
    edit: i own a sony vaio 1.5 ghz with Yoda mobo, intel chipset 850

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    i was just looking at this http://www.upgradeware.com/english/p.../p478/p478.htm
    isnt it a socket upgrade 478, from 423? kinda confused. sorry.
    thanks so much!!:D

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    NOOOOOOOOOO.
    You would be changing out the motherboard and cpu. The heart of the system.
    It would no longer be the same computer.
    It would now be half Sony Vaio and half home built.


    There is NO WAY to change just the socket of your motherboard.
    Have you opened the case yet? If not, I suggest you do, so you can see what is going on inside.
    You would essentially be building half a new computer.
    Chez

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