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Topic Title: Socket 462 and Socket A
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Created On: 07/30/2004 09:30 PM
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 07/30/2004 09:30 PM
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mikep56
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Hi All,
Just a quick question. Is the Athlon Socket A and Socket 462 the same? Can a Socket A processor be used in a Socket 462 motherboard?
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Mike
 07/31/2004 12:06 AM
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Hi Mike,

Yes, Socket 462 is socket A - just watch out for the limitations of your motherboard, as the CPU's may be pin compatible only, i.e. using an Athlon XP on a motherboard with a Via KT133 chipset.

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 08/01/2004 06:34 PM
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loxety
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I believe the official name is Socket A but since it has 462 pins its also often called socket 462.
 08/01/2004 06:50 PM
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The scenario is a lot worse if you use chips by Intel

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. AMD CPU Data: http://www.tomshardware.com/20.../amd...ult/page23.html & http://www.amdboard.com/amdid.html
. Belarc Advisor: http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
. GPU Comparison for Laptops: <a href="http://www.notebookche
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