Dual Coppermines and a BP6 (Maybe?)
Posted on: 02/01/2000 08:54 PM

I just noticed this one over at the HardOCP. I know a bunch of you probably sent me this link this morning, but I just sat down at my machine and this was the first place I saw it :-) Anyway... It looks like the fellas over at PowerLeap have come through with the first FC-PGA to S370 adapter the PL-S370. It remains to be seen whether or not this thing will enable dual processor capabilities or not (Can you say BP6?), but it is definately a step in the right direction!
The PowerLeap PL-S370 is a cost-effective FC-PGA to PPGA converter that allows you to install an Intel Pentium III "Coppermine" or Cyrix (VIA) "Joshua" CPU (in the FC-PGA package) into a Socket 370 computer designed for an Intel Celeron CPU.

Although the FC-PGA and Celeron CPUs are designed for Socket 370, there are differences in the pin definitions and voltage requirements for these CPUs. For this reason, an FC-PGA CPU will not run when directly inserted in the processor socket of a motherboard designed for the Celeron. The PL-S370 adapts the pin signals of FC-PGA CPUs so that they can run on motherboards with the PPGA form factor.





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