First post, by jedikwon
I have a P150 socket 7 computer and I thought I could use a higher clocked CPU for late 90's games. Because my motherboard, g586ipv revision C, supports up to 200Mhz, I ordered a P200 MMX from Ebay.
Now I have the CPU and it won't even boot. Sad.
After searching the internet, I found out there are two types of CPU packaging called SPGA and PPGA.
My P150 is SPGA with flat gray surface, while the P200 MMX is PPGA with a silver heat spreader on top.
I mean I had no idea that there are different types of these in Socket 7 CPUs before I bought this one. My motherboard manual doesn't state anything about incompatibility of socket types.
Well maybe, I was just unlucky and bought a dead CPU.
So can you guys tell me that if there IS incompatibility in the two socket types? Do I have to buy P200 MMX SPGA version?