Installation is fairly straight forward with just a couple of very minor quirks to watch out for. Below is the motherboard that our review is based on, the Asus P4P800-SE.
The motherboard is based on the Intel 865PE chipset and as such has dual-channel DDR memory support, AGP 8x graphics interface and on-board Intel graphics (though we never recommend you using that!).
The 478-pin Pentium 4 socket that we all know of is unchanged on this motherboard.
To place the adaptor, you simply lift the metal arm on the socket 478, and place the 478 pins on the bottom of the adaptor in with the appropriate keys in place, avoiding any bent pins. There is really only one way to install it, with the Pentium M processor socket closest to the retention arm.
Closing the arm back can be somewhat annoying, as you have to kind of bend it around the edge of the CT-479 adaptor to get it in place. After you have done that, you’ll have what you see above, a processor socket on top of a processor socket – all ready for a new Pentium M.
Using the screw retention method that all 479-pin sockets use, we place our Pentium M 755 processor in place and tighten the screw into place.
Next, be sure to install the power dongle from the CT-479 and attach it to a 4-pin Molex adaptor. This power connection is required for the adaptor to function as it can’t get all the juice it needs from the power pins on the original 478-pin socket.
Installing the heatsink requires you to match the side with the opening with the power cable, and then the retention clips slide on the standard P4 setup very easily.
And here is our finished product — one 479-pin Penitum M 755 processor installed on an Intel 865-based 478-pin motherboard. Let the testing begin!