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
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