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Socket 478 with i945/DDR2 questions

Postby 386SX » 2019-7-12 @ 10:01

Hi,
I didn't remember that a Socket 478 solution having the i945 chipset with DDR2-667 and PCI-EX existed I've seen an Asrock and MSI board having that and I was thinking I could rebuild my old P4 3.4Ghz Prescott 478 config. It'd sound like an old but very fast single core SSE3 "modern" config with SSD.
Compared to the usual i865/DDR400 boards how faster it will be? And compared to an equivalent P4-661@3.4Ghz on Socket 775?
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Re: Socket 478 with i945/DDR2 questions

Postby BushLin » 2019-7-12 @ 11:56

It'll be a little faster for using the 945 over the 865, you'll lose Windows 98 compatibility but gain access to PCI-E graphics cards; it will still have severely lower single threaded CPU performance than a Core2 on an 865 and have no compatibility advantages over the even faster sandy bridge platform in Windows XP.
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Re: Socket 478 with i945/DDR2 questions

Postby The Serpent Rider » 2019-7-12 @ 12:56

It'll be a little faster for using the 945 over the 865, you'll lose Windows 98 compatibility

ICH6 and 7 are still compatible with Windows 98 unofficially. Although Intel LAN (chipset integrated) won't work and USB 2.0 ports will work in USB 1.1 mode.

Drivers are here: http://windows98.xf.cz

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I doubt i945 will have any significant perfomance benefits over good i865PE or i875P board.
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Re: Socket 478 with i945/DDR2 questions

Postby agent_x007 » 2019-7-12 @ 20:31

You can abuse 4GB of RAM :
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PCI-e GPUs :
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AND if you sources :
Fire Strike Ultra OC2c mini.png

Even NVMe SSDs (second PCI-e slot required, if you need PCI-e GPU) B)
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Re: Socket 478 with i945/DDR2 questions

Postby 386SX » 2019-7-13 @ 16:27

agent_x007 wrote:You can abuse 4GB of RAM :
cachemem.png

cachemem0.png

PCI-e GPUs :
Fire Strike Ultra.png

AND if you sources :
Fire Strike Ultra OC2c mini.png

Even NVMe SSDs (second PCI-e slot required, if you need PCI-e GPU) B)



Thank you all. I was thinking to rebuild a main config using a "fastest" single core cpu and the two choices would be or the socket 478 3.4 Prescott I have or the socket 775 661 3.6 depending on which mobo I'll buy.
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