Via Ace's Hardware kwam ik bij deze usenet post van Dean Kent. Volgens hem is het wegens technische problemen niet mogelijk dat er Socket A naar Slot A convertors voor de Thunderbird en Spitfire worden uitgebracht:
VIA told me yesterday that the KX133 and KZ133 can be used for either Socketed or Slotted boards because the electrical specifications are the same. However, they said they had done some tuning for each there might be 'issues' if used with the 'wrong' connector. When I discussed this with someone else, he indicated that AMD is having some problems with the Socketed chip (Thunderbird,in particular) because it draws so much power. Apparently, if the processor is not cooled very well, it will fry immediately upon getting power!!! I believe that this has something to do with the 'tuning' VIA was talking about, and why it requires a different chipset - and why an adapter is not feasible.
Sometimes physics prevents us from doing things we would like to do. Perhaps one of the more knowledgable EEs here could provide some information about whether this is a likely scenario or not...