A small mod: LGA775 Support For LGA771 Xeon CPUs?

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by Celice, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Celice
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    Celice GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I recently heard about this little mod, and it seems pretty cool to share. My nieces actually have a salvaged PC with a 775 mobo to play Sims on, so at some point I might end up trying this myself if they ever need a boost.

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1431723/mod-lga775-support-for-lga771-xeon-cpus

    The process reminds me a bit of the Super Nintendo mod, where you snap off two plastic tabs and bam--now you can play Japanese games no prob :P
     
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  2. FAST6191

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    Interesting. I did the token search to see how much a straight LGA771 board would run, you can get refurb ones for not a lot. However you are probably then lumped with buying FBDIMM RAM and combined that starts to be less cheap.

    On the other hand many do have proper RAID or SAS support.