05-03-2006, 01:03 AM
I noticed that only a few mobo's support Prescott CPU's.
Is it becuase prescott is so new, or so old?
If it's new, can any one explain what makes it any better than older CPU architectures?
05-03-2006, 06:00 AM
A Prescott core Pentium 4 has hyper-threading (i'm not sure if any of the Northwoods have it though) and 1MB of L2 cache (i believe).
Most motherboards within the last 2 or 3 years that take either socket 478 or 775 should hopefully support Prescott CPUs either right out of the box or after a BIOS update. If you have one of the rare socket 423 motherboards it most definetly doesn't support anything but Wilamete cores from the sheer fact that only Wilamete core P4 CPUs were made for that socket.