[LinuxBIOS] Socket 370 thought....

joe at smittys.pointclark.net joe at smittys.pointclark.net
Thu Nov 15 21:09:17 CET 2007

>> Hello,
>> Just had a thought. I wonder if socket 370 boards with LinuxBIOS   
>> (i810) would support Tualatin (FC-PGA2) processors as long as the  
>> FSB  was compatable. You would probibly need a FC-PGA to FC-PGA2  
>> converter  because of the voltage differences, but this would allow  
>> much faster  processors, up to 1.4Ghz :-)
>> Thanks - Joe

Quoting popkonserve <popkonserve at gmx.de>:

> most boards are incompatible because intel chose a different pinout for
> fcpga-ii cpus on purpose. a hardware modification (or an expensive
> adapter) is needed to run a tualatin cpu on such boards. the cpu
> voltage is one of the minor problems.
> anyway, we should support all processors and their microcode updates.
> the processor support in general needs some rework as most cpus are
> completely unsupported. the generic functions are mostly useless and
> only control general parameters (if anything at all).
> Holger

I beg to differ Holger, I have bought these on ebay cheap, and they  
work just fine on boards that support them.


Here is one for 15$

Thanks - Joe

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