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Old 03 December 2010, 14:16   #901
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Originally Posted by Wasagi View Post
What is the benefit of the socket?
If you buy the low-cost version with EC030 processor, you can exchange the CPU for a full 030 with MMU - you'll lose warranty, but you'd have an MMU. In case you have a spare 68030 CPU floating around, and you are a programmer in need of an MMU to run enforcer or other debugging tools, you can do the swap without soldering.

Users on the German forum convinced me that it's a bad idea to solder the CPUs. I figured it's better to have sockets on there rather than being lynched at the next meeting ;-)

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