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 Post subject: pentium 4-M as desktop alternative?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 3:51 am 
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Hi folks
1st post! Yay...this site is absolutely incredible, I've learn much more about PC's in the past 3 months just reading articles. Happy 3rd b'day too :D

I was thinking aloud, what would be ppl's thoughts about putting a P-4-M (not Pentium-M) into a desktop? I'm asking because I've come into inheritance of a working 1.9Ghz P-4-M CPU but dead laptop mobo. Some issues:
- it's a 130um Northwood with 478pins, so should fit onto normal desktop mobo, right?
- but will the mobo recognize and utilise the extra advantages of Mobile CPU, or do I specifically need a laptop mobo?
- the thermal design should be better than a P-4, but not as good as a P-M. However, it is cheaper than a P-M, and you don't have to worry about getting a 479 mobo/478 with adapter.
- I was thinking of this being a HTPC rig in the lounge

thanks!
gasman


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Check this section for a thread that contains a discussion and review of boards that support this:
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewforum.php?f=13


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 8:14 am 
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Yeah I agree that SPCR is awesome.
Regarding you question:
Next thime, please do a search before. The questions has been answered quite a few times in the forum.
The best, perhaps, is:
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=12983

There is a review about the P4-M in a Commel Mini-ITX board:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article111-page1.html


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 2:28 pm 
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gee, thanks fellas.... :oops:


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