CPU Upgrade...

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by emeritus, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. emeritus

    emeritus Beware the Monkeys!!!

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    Which CPU would be better to get for an Abit AN7 Motherboard...

    An Mobile-XP 3000+ (266FSB, 2.2Ghz, but from what I understand very O/C capable)

    or

    An XP 3200+ (400FSB, 2.2Ghz)

    I haven't decided whether I want overclock or not.
     
  2. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    not 100% sure on this, others may have a better opinion, but i'd say the latter of the 2. getting a mobile processor for a desktop PC seems just uncanny. i'd stick with the XP 3200+
     
  3. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    why the mobile ? psu problems ? I quess not !

    Go with the 3200+ ..
     
  4. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    I had a mobile for my Nforce 3 Motherboard. It didn't ever boot up. Replaced with another and it worked fine. My mobile experiment was quite by accident (ordered the wrong part). Are they actually designed to work in regular desktops?
     
  5. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    the mobile part and the desktop part are identical save for a bit of copper across a bridge on the surface of the chip.
     
  6. emeritus

    emeritus Beware the Monkeys!!!

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    Looks like i will stick with the 3200+. I can't wait!!!