CPU & Computers

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ming, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. ming

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    I have a question that I've been wanting to ask for a long time now.

    There are some many difference processors available now ranging from Bugdet to top-range, mobile to server processors.
    What I'm a bit confused about are the Mobile processors that I've heard some people use on Desktop computers. How is this possible? Are these actually the same processors used in laptops?
    The other would be the DTR, (Desktop Replacement Processors).

    Can these two types of processors be used in desktop computers? And if so, what would be the benefits for someone (like a home user) to have such a cpu in their machine over the normal ones - Athlon64/Pentium4?
     
  2. Xie

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    Yes they are the same used in laptops and share the # pins as their desktop brothers. The reason for using the mobile cpu in a desktop would be that the mobile cpu's are made to run much cooler and thus allow OC folks that ability to OC even more.
     
  3. ming

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    So I can go out and buy a cpu and stick it in my desktop pc as long as they have the same number of pins even if the manufacturer doesn't state that the motherboard supports such type of cpu?

    And what about the Desktop Replacement Processors?