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    Intel Mobile Processes - Basic Info

    Hi,

    for the first time I've started looking at the intel mobile CPU's for my own needs rarther than just for interests sake.

    Could someone who really has a good understanding give me a run down with a few brief comments between the different chip stypes

    for example Pro's / Con's of the the dohan chip and the somera chip.

    I'm looking at the info on the intel site (http://www.intel.com/products/proces...r/info.htm#pn3)

    but its very bland.

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    Sonoma is basically the ****, as is dothan, they own all other mobile chips and most desktop chips at similar and substantially higher speeds.

    If it were me id go for a sonoma.

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    Dothan is a chip type, Sonoma is a platform. The Sonoma platform runs at 533 FSB.

    Dothans come in 400 and 533 FSB versions. Are you looking to build a desktop machine with one of these chips? They are lovely little chips, clock like crazy with great thermal characteristics. The 533 (27w) versions clock considerably better than the 400s (21w). Have a read of these two threads:

    http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=393963
    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...ad.php?t=62366

    Socket 479 boards are expensive and offer limited overclocking options. Best solution is to use a compatible Asus 478 board with the CT-479 adapter.

    I've got a Dothan 730 (1.6Ghz 533), running on an Asus P4P800SE with the Asus CT-479 adapter. Currently running at 2519Mhz using the stock Asus heatsink and a 5v Panaflo. Effectively silent, with temps of 35 idle/45 load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tak
    Dothan is a chip type, Sonoma is a platform. The Sonoma platform runs at 533 FSB.

    Dothans come in 400 and 533 FSB versions. Are you looking to build a desktop machine with one of these chips? They are lovely little chips, clock like crazy with great thermal characteristics. The 533 (27w) versions clock considerably better than the 400s (21w). Have a read of these two threads:

    http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=393963
    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...ad.php?t=62366

    Socket 479 boards are expensive and offer limited overclocking options. Best solution is to use a compatible Asus 478 board with the CT-479 adapter.

    I've got a Dothan 730 (1.6Ghz 533), running on an Asus P4P800SE with the Asus CT-479 adapter. Currently running at 2519Mhz using the stock Asus heatsink and a 5v Panaflo. Effectively silent, with temps of 35 idle/45 load.
    Really? I was under the impression sonoma was a new chip revision?

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    Nah, it's a common misconception, the Sonoma platform supports the new(er) Dothan 533 FSB chips, but it's not actually a type of chip.

    The Dothan 533 chips are often referred to as Sonoma chips, but the name only refers to the platform the chip runs on.

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    Ah right. You learn something new every day

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    I've got the Pentium M 1.8 at 2.2ghz - it's got a 2mb cache, with a SFF AOpen XC Cube EY-855 - which does have limited overclocking options, for example I can't increase the voltage of the CPU, but I can lower it

    Performance is excellent - much faster/cooler than a 2.8ghz P4. Mine runs at about <45 C with quiet fan on (practically silent).

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    This is excellent information !!!!!

    Basiclly I'm just working out what to put in my notebook.

    thanks

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    Oh right, if it's going in a notebook then most of this isn't relevant Your choice of chip is dependent upon the chipset you have - perhaps this thread is more relevant. What notebook is it? Notebook Forums should be your next port of call

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    how do the dothans compare to the AMD 64's mobile wise? ive seen a few comparisons
    and there doesnt seem to be much difference (amd turion platform).

    Also looking at the batt life there wasnt much diff either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshwa
    I've got the Pentium M 1.8 at 2.2ghz - it's got a 2mb cache, with a SFF AOpen XC Cube EY-855 - which does have limited overclocking options, for example I can't increase the voltage of the CPU, but I can lower it

    Performance is excellent - much faster/cooler than a 2.8ghz P4. Mine runs at about <45 C with quiet fan on (practically silent).
    You could pin / socket mod it for higher volts...

    Oh and for what it's worth I'm running a Banias (older 0.13u with 1MB L2) Pentium M in my HTPC. Picked up a 1.3GHz chip on ebay for £10 and it's running happily at 1.8GHz (10 x 180) in my Aopen i855 board at the moment... Idle is something like +2c over case temp and load is +10c - with a 5V fan on a Swiftech MCX4000 and the case fans running @5V too... Can barely hear it (the ADSL modem is louder). I also have a Dothan Celeron M (0.9u but still 'only' 1MB L2) at just under 2.2GHz in my main rig (running on a P4P800-SE / CT479)... Tempted to upgrade to the P4GD1 so I can use a decent new GFX card (especially if I win the 7800GT compo... though I seriously doubt I will)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tak
    Oh right, if it's going in a notebook then most of this isn't relevant Your choice of chip is dependent upon the chipset you have - perhaps this thread is more relevant. What notebook is it? Notebook Forums should be your next port of call
    Oh and for a notebook you deffo want a Pentium M not a Celeron M - the celery Ms do not have speed step (so the laptop won't be able to adjust the multiplier and volts on the fly so the battery won't last as long)

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    Quote Originally Posted by malfunction
    Oh and for a notebook you deffo want a Pentium M not a Celeron M - the celery Ms do not have speed step (so the laptop won't be able to adjust the multiplier and volts on the fly so the battery won't last as long)
    ..depends how much of a cheapskate you are. For example, I reckon the £540 Tecra A4/celery 1.5 is a bit of a bargain..."proper" graphics, widescreen, XP Pro...mmmm....tempted...
    Well Hello!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daverobev
    ..depends how much of a cheapskate you are. For example, I reckon the £540 Tecra A4/celery 1.5 is a bit of a bargain..."proper" graphics, widescreen, XP Pro...mmmm....tempted...
    Always got the option to upgrade the chip anyway

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    Aren't they soldered to the board these days?
    Well Hello!

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    Only the ultra-portables tend to be soldered, most normal form factors are socketed.

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