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by pxa270
Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:13 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: moderboard with speedstep for Pentium 4-M
Replies: 4
Views: 1893

The problem is that a non-speedstep MB (which is every desktop MB that I know of) will only run a P4-M at it's lowest multiplier.
by pxa270
Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Pentium M 753 vs. Core Solo U1400
Replies: 31
Views: 10860

I'm no expert on the subject, but from what I understand, that's pretty much how they do it. LV/ULV chips don't use different manufacturing techniques, but are results from "binning" the regular P-M/Core chips. They select and test chips likely of high quality (usually from the middle of the wafer) ...
by pxa270
Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Pentium M 753 vs. Core Solo U1400
Replies: 31
Views: 10860

If you can get them working stably at low voltage (<1.0V) you're set. At 600Mhz 0.70V it will almost certainly dissipate less than 3W. About the only difference (besides the socket) between the regular and the LV/ULV chips are that the latter have been selected and certified by Intel as working stab...
by pxa270
Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Pentium M 753 vs. Core Solo U1400
Replies: 31
Views: 10860

The VIA's are awful performers. You can get a complete IBM Thinkpad X40 ultraportable laptop with a 1.0Ghz ULV Pentium-M for $500 and it will run circles around a 1.2Ghz VIA C3. NoiseFreeGuy: I would really look into shielding solutions. The iBook's PowerPC G4 CPU has an output comparable to regular...
by pxa270
Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Pentium M 753 vs. Core Solo U1400
Replies: 31
Views: 10860

Unless you need Windows specific apps, perhaps you could try a used iBook G4. From the German http://www.macgadget.de: The German test-magazin 'Oeko-test' had tested eight notebooks for electro-smog (radiation of high- & low frequency electric fields & electrostatic). And THE ONLY ONE which passed t...
by pxa270
Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Pentium M 753 vs. Core Solo U1400
Replies: 31
Views: 10860

Could you tell us more about the intended application of your setup and your budget constraints? That might get you some more useful advice.
by pxa270
Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core 2 Duo, much lower power consumption with older chipsets
Replies: 33
Views: 13666

The Asrock doesn't have GbE either. In fact, the Biostar and the Asrock seem nearly identical, apart from DVI/LPT1 vs COM1. The Asrock is much better available here in the Netherlands than the Biostar though.
by pxa270
Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core 2 Duo, much lower power consumption with older chipsets
Replies: 33
Views: 13666

Ok. Maybe AMD then. In the budget segment they're still pretty competitive (especially if the budget mATX C2D boards don't really OC).
by pxa270
Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core 2 Duo, much lower power consumption with older chipsets
Replies: 33
Views: 13666

Ok, thanks. Can't wait for the results. BTW where did you find reports on OCing on this board? I look all around the net but only found OCworkbench. And the Asrock page does not show any newer BIOSes. I'm still on the fence between building a new Intel or AMD budget system, and these two are my prim...
by pxa270
Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:45 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core 2 Duo, much lower power consumption with older chipsets
Replies: 33
Views: 13666

Thanks for the reports. I'm very interested in this board. BTW, how high can this board OC? In the review on http://www.ocworkbench.com/ they first mentioned a that the BIOS can go up to 345mhz fsb, then that they couldn't POST higher than 299mhz, and later in the forums that it would do 320mhz (wit...