Socket issue...

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by redhawk71, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. redhawk71

    redhawk71 Junior Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm not sure; Same or different socket for:

    Intel Pentium Dual Core B980

    and

    Intel Core i3-2370M

    :biggrin: cheers
     
  2. tweakboy

    tweakboy Diamond Member

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    Different sockets man.

    i3 needs a i3 compabile motherboard Pentium D is LGA 775

    i3 is not LGA 775 , its socket 1156 or whatever it is cant think of it now.. gl
     
  3. hans007

    hans007 Lifer

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    both socket G2. and both 32nm.... shoudl be a good upgrade!
     
  4. tweakboy

    tweakboy Diamond Member

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    So i3 is LGA 775 uh ?

    If so then you can put the Pentium D or i3

    To my beliefs I thought i3 wasnt 775 nor i5 or i7 ,, I dont know what your saying Hans006 ........
     
  5. tweakboy

    tweakboy Diamond Member

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    There is no pentium D motherboard that will fit a i3 or vise versa i3 motherboard with a 32nm process needs a compatible motherboard. The correct motherboard is NOT LGA 775 , unless Im missing something here.

    Wats G2 ??? is that MAC language....

    Pentium D is slow as hell my dad had one now its for the kids.. Pentium D is sooo slow Grab i3 with a compatible motherboard. gl
     
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  6. tweakboy

    tweakboy Diamond Member

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    Pentium D is not 32nm lol its 65nm I believe.
     
  7. redhawk71

    redhawk71 Junior Member

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    dma0991 Platinum Member

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    The Intel Core i3-2370M and Intel B980 has similar socket, rPGA988B. But I'd recommend checking the whether the BIOS actually supports a difference CPU. With laptop motherboards, the BIOS is usually limited to the CPU that it came with. I can't give a 100% guarantee that it will work but no harm trying.
     
  9. redhawk71

    redhawk71 Junior Member

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    That was exactly my concern.
    Hardware supplier has told me, that the cpu is welded into the MB, so you can not replace it... :hmm:
    I'm referring to the X serious Asus laptop.
    Cheers :biggrin:
     
  10. dma0991

    dma0991 Platinum Member

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    If you're moving from Intel B980 to Core i3 2370M, there shouldn't be a problem as both supports rPGA988B which is a detachable pin socket. If it is in reverse, there might be a possibility that it won't as the Core i3 2370M has a variant which is a BGA1023, soldered directly to the motherboard.

    Asking the manufacturer probably isn't the best way as they wouldn't want you to void your warranty. If you could provide a more specific model of the laptop in question, it could make it easier to know if it has an interchangeable socket. If it is an Ultrabook, chances are it is soldered directly to the motherboard.
     
  11. redhawk71

    redhawk71 Junior Member

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    Tnx dma, the laptop was looking @ is the ASUS X501A-XX243H - Intel Pentium Dual Core B980 2.4 GHz
     
  12. dma0991

    dma0991 Platinum Member

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    The laptop looks thin but not Ultrabook thin so there is a possibility that it uses a detachable PGA socket. However, I would advise against doing it as new mobile CPUs sold on its own is expensive and difficult to find. More importantly, you're voiding the warranty of your laptop.

    If you happen to have a Core i3 2370M in hand and you don't care about your warranty, then send it to a skilled technician if you're not the kind who is very capable of dissembling and reassembling something. I say this as some laptops vary in their serviceability. Some takes a few screws here and there but some would require an entire teardown. I say this as I had to do a complete teardown of a Dell XPS M1730 just to reach its CPU.