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- Ed Light
May 24, 2005, 10:37 am
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35w mobile xp chip, if you can set the cpu multiplier on your board by
jumper or in the bios.
Besides that you can have it throttle up and down like a laptop using
crystalcpuid. But only up to the rated multiplier. The jumpers or bios can
It should be good for 2 gigahertz at default voltage which will set at 1.58,
unless maybe the bios are incompatible and go way wrong, so you'd want to be
able to return it.
BTW The bios will autodetect it as very slow, low multiplier. That's the
speed it runs at idle in a laptop.
Actually even at the maximum that crystalcpuid can do, it would be much
faster than your duron, so if your board can't set the multiplier that may
For instance a 2200+ 35w mobile XP is the cheapest and can be set to full
speed by the crystalcpuid. That would be 57w at full tilt, so you would need
a decent heatsink, and must have a case fan. (My poor friend ran a 1.75v XP
at 1.9v for years with no case fan and the caps on his board turned brown
with leakage from the heat. His hd has a high-pitch whine too.)
Anyhow, you can have it drop down to half-speed at low load and then it will
more like the Duron in power needs until it throttles up for some load.
MS Smiley :-\
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