Jan 6, 2005
whats everyone think about the LGA 775 sockets? Is the cost worth it right now? im building a new computer soon and i would like to get an LGA 775 i think...but i dont know if its worth it right now. Please add all your thoughts, and if not the LGA 775 what should i get?



Socket T is just bad. If you couple it with DDR2, it gets worse. If you are trying to find a decent PCI-exp card for it now,good luck!
I guess that means I dont like s775.
If you want alternative suggestions, let us know what you will use this computer for.

That's all I'm going to say on the matter.

OK it's your choice:
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LGA 775 was Intel's way of doing two things:
1.) Making it so you'd damage the board, rather than the CPU, by bending pins (fewer CPU replacements).
2.) Adding extra power for Prescotts above 4GHz.

Well, the Prescott was SO bad, Intel decided NOT to try their luck pushing it past 3.8GHz, even though original plans went to 5GHz.

Prescotts are also available for Socket 478. But if you actually want a P4 that doesn't require an ear-shattering cooling solution, you'll want to get the Nothwood.

Northwoods are more efficient than Prescotts, offering better performance in most applications with 2/3 the power consumption, and less noise.

So of course LGA775 isn't worth it, it was a lame attempt to ease introduction a product that Intel no longer plans on introducing.

Socket 478 and 775 are both dead ends, I don't see any significant developements ever happening for upgrade parts on either platform. But choosing 478 allows you to use a better CPU.

Of course you could always opt for an A64. Socket 939 DOES have a future.

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Dec 31, 2007
Ditto! Crashman hits it on the nailhead again!

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Jun 14, 2004
LGA 775 wasn't made to make the mobo makers responsbile for bent pins.

LGA 775 was made to be able to put more pins in a smaller area, the plastic in regular sockets prevents putting pins close, when the socket has no plastic they can put the pins much more tight together.

Inquirer explains LGA 775

<A HREF="" target="_new">part one</A>
<A HREF="" target="_new">part two</A>
<A HREF="" target="_new">part three</A>
<A HREF="" target="_new">part four</A>

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Jun 21, 2002
Alright, I don't usually get involved in these things, but I'm going to have to call BS on the LGA775 hate-fest. Even the Inquirer, not usually known for its love of all things Intel, felt compelled to say this recently:

As you remember, anything stronger than a warm breeze was reported to lead to bent pins and consequently dead mobos. People said this was all a conspiracy to do one thing or another, and Intel was a bad bad company for doing it.

Fast forward half a year or so, and I can say that none of the mobo vendors I have talked to since then have complained about piles of dead sockets littering the returns department of their offices. Some may complain about how they are still massively outsold by their 478 predecessors, but not many bitch about the sockets shuffling off this mortal coil.

...LGA775 did what it should, and works just fine. ...
Here's a link to the complete article: <A HREF="" target="_new">Intel LGA775 sockets bend INQ's brain</A>