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Time for a new CPU

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Borris, 31 May 2006.

  1. Borris

    Caporegime

    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 30,410

    I currently have a 2.0 GHz P4 M SL6FK, running on an Asus P4800-E Deluxe MoBo.

    For some reason, I can't unlock it to run any faster that 1.2 GHz, which is a bit pony if I try to run anything more demanding than Pong or Tetris (the box is an HTPC, and I would like to post-process DVDs).

    What else is out there that is low wattage, with a high temperature tolerance (I can run hot and quiet as the case is a heatsink case)? AMD (in which case - spec a new board too :)) or Intel, I'm not too fussed - but don't say Pentium M 750 or higher, as I'm not prepared to spank that much cash (even though it would be a nice chip to have, I'm sure).
     
  2. Stelly

    Don

    Joined: 5 Oct 2005

    Posts: 11,015

    Location: Liverpool

    I would say wait for Conroe and see if the prices of Pentium M comes down

    Stelly
     
  3. dual2max

    Gangster

    Joined: 6 Sep 2005

    Posts: 279

    **B Grade** Epox EP-4PDA3I v3.x Intel 865PE (Socket 478) AGP Motherboard (MB-052-EP)

    At under £30, this might help. Certainly the cheapest upgrade, might even allow you to unleash the potential of your CPU.
     
  4. Indy500

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 17,509

    Cant you overclock with that board? :confused: :confused:

    Pin modded mobile CPUs always default to 12x in desktop 478 motherboards.