Why cant I use a tualitin celeron instead of a pIII

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chevy LUV (light utility
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Besides the voltage difference why cant I use a tualitin celeron instead of a fcpga pIII. did they change pins like the ppga to fcpga or is it a bios issue.
I was just thinking of trying to install a 1ghz tualitin celeron in my abit va6 board ( on a slot converter ) and see if the bios thinks its an "unknown" pIII.
I have heard of people installing 512k cache pIII's on other boards and they work fine except the bios can't cache memory properly.
has anybody tryed this before or seen a web site that can give me technicial info into this.
thanks wes.
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Some pins are different - but the CPU can be modified to work in older boards too (or you can modify socket-to-slot adapter or the socket on the board). I think that you need to cut three pins and make connection between some two pins. Search a bit using Google. I found this http://www.overclockers.com/tips965/, but there are more articles about this.
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