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    Pentium M on Socket 478

    That got your attention didn't it! We've already seen that Pentium M works great in desktops as well as notebooks, but desktop motherboards for them are few and far between. An adapter from ASUS sorts that out.



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    Interesting, will the PIV HSF still fit I wonder?
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    It looks like it was designed to avoid the mounting "thingies" - but I've never actually fitted a P4 HSF so I don't know.
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    OH. MY. GOD.

    /runs to ebay looking for Dothans

    Dammit, Powerleap threatened to make one of these for ages, why the hell didn't they if it was actually possible? Anyway, wait till the boys at XS get hold of this, I reckon the FX55 might not be on top of the ORB for much longer....

    Edit: actually there's quite a lot of circuitry there. I wonder if it introduces any extra latency?

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    this culd be the next thing....

    Slockets were cool for a while. But Pentium M power hmmmmm

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    shall be keeping my eye out for success stories on this one...
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    Kewl!

    Wonder if it'll be "only works with ASUS board"
    Got an old s478 PC I was gonna use as a PVR - pentium M based would be even better!

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    Pentium M in a proper motherboard under a promie......*drools*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rave
    actually there's quite a lot of circuitry there. I wonder if it introduces any extra latency?
    Well it has its own power connector, so I'm gussing maybe it has an onboard clock generator, judging by the chip in the top right. Not sure though.
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    Whats the point?

    Excuse my ignorance here, but what in the hells use is this?

    Why would anyone want a laptop chip in my desktop?? Isnt that like forcing a lawnmower engine in to my car?
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    I take it you havent read any reviews of the pentium m running in a desktop then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kez
    Well it has its own power connector, so I'm gussing maybe it has an onboard clock generator, judging by the chip in the top right. Not sure though.
    Hmm. There are a whole bunch of chips on it. I'd google for what they are if I could find a higher res pic.

    The main difference between S478 and S479 chips is apparently the signalling voltage; the bus data protocols (or whatever they're called) are the same. I just wonder how this adaptor can increase the signalling without buffering the signal somehow.

    We shall see, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spazman
    I take it you havent read any reviews of the pentium m running in a desktop then.

    Just read a few. Hmm so it puts out some good scores but seriously surely its not worth an investment.

    A 3500+ mb/cpu rig not-overclocked is superior in all scenarios I use would ever use (like who plays doom3 in 640x480). I dont see it as a good solution when there are very reasonable deals on AMD 3500+ upgrades (thanks komplett!)
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    But this can be made into a totally silent, yet still fairly powerful rig.
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