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 Post subject: HP Pentium M SFF.....$350
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 2:31 am 
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Good deal here. I've heard these things running before.....fairly quiet. I'd be tempted to remove the PSU, and use a 12Ow PICO. It comes with 2gb DDR2 which is worth 1/3 the cost of the thing. These Pentium M chips draw very little current and run cool. This could be the basis for a really quiet system.

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I concur about the quiet. Checked these out at retail when they were current.

Pretty good deal, but integrated video & VGA-only. Single PCI (size?), occupied by modem. Not an expandable machine. No OS (a feature for some of us).

Vendor (geeks.com) is reliable, in my experience. I've bought used & closeouts from them.

HP web site usually makes finding technical specs & manuals easy.


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Pentium M 1.7Ghz with DDR2? Sure it's not DDR?

It's cute, but what is the situation on the internals like? Obviously the PSU is going to have a small fan; what about the CPU? Also, is there any space for a hard drive suspension? (It wouldn't matter to me since I'd convert it into a diskless workstation; maybe even a thin client.)

Maybe it'd be worth ripping out the components and putting them into a larger mATX or ATX case.

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 7:25 am 
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IsaacKuo wrote:
Pentium M 1.7Ghz with DDR2? Sure it's not DDR?


Well, for the Intel systems the type of RAM to be used depends on the chipset, not the CPU. I know of at least one laptop that uses a Pentium M and DDR2, so it's definitely been done.

However, 2 GB of DDR2 is worth $80 at most these days, and that's if it's 667 MHz... this machine likely has 533 MHz, which is even cheaper.

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