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Old 03-28-2004, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default AMD ATHLON XP 2500+ 512K 333FSB VS AMD MOBILE ATHLON XP-M 2500+ 1.86GHz 266FSB BARTON

I heard that the mobile processor is a better over clocker...so wut shuld i get? Current specs are ont his link http://www.ncix.com/pcbuilder/index....latformid=1000 the config is with...a normal 2500+ but shuld i get the mobile one? The heatsink in the config is just representing a thermatalike silent boost heatsink SOCKETA ...which is GREAT! Also..pros,cons,and suggestions are welcome in regarding my...confi9g are GREATLY appreciated!

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Old 03-29-2004, 12:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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mobiles are designed to run cooler which allows more overclock headroom if heat is the limiting factor. They are also sometimes shipped with the multipliers unlocked which is very uncommon nowadays. that allows more flexibility for overclocking. Check your mobo manual or website for possible compatibility issues.

my best suggestion to you is to buy your stuff on newegg.com instead of that other place and spend the money you save on an xp3200+ !!

have fun!
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Old 03-29-2004, 12:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Grok - I think Cell is in Canada, so no newegg.

Cell - i do agree with Grok. I think the mobile versions run cooler. I'm not sure about the locked multiplier. I was fortunate enough to purchase my processor about 6 months ago and it is not locked. As a matter of fact i just got done overclocking my 2500+ to a 3200+. Makes yopu feel good when things go your way.
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I think the mobile versions are only used in Laptops though
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I dont think the price of the mobile version will justify how much cooler it is. Just the regular 2500+ is a great processor with the ability to reach 3200+ speeds with the right amount of cooling, and its only 80 bucks
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The mobile processor gives you more battery time, assuming its being used as intended: in a laptop. If you aren't going to be looking at spreadsheets for 2 hours (jeez, buy a Dell!), just buy+overclock the regular 2500+. Get a nice case fan, though!
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I have a mobile amd 2500+ just put it together over the weekend and it is running at 225/11.5 at 1.75vcore with temps at 43-48c with regular air cooling on dfi unlta infinty board in desktop. In my opinion it is worth the price.
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I think the mobile versions are only used in Laptops though
Thats what I thought too I find it hard to believe the mobile is Socket A
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