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#1 LUZR4LIFE

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 06:35 PM

Has anyone ever used a mobile CPU on a desktop mobo?

I have seen a few articles that state that there is no difference and that a lot of people use mobile CPU's for overclocking because they are designed for low temps.


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#2 ccl0

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 09:48 PM

i have and still do.
one difference is some do not come with the integrated heat spreader. if that is the case you need to make sure the heatsink you use will be able to work. and also some are different pin configurations compared to the desktop part. so make sure to do your research to find a compatible motherboard

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 01:03 PM

Not much different, it's OK as long as, the mobo is compatible with it? :P

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 05:53 PM

Exactly, make sure the pins are correct. And as ccl0 said, you may have to modify the mounting bracket for the heatsink. You might be able to pick up a universal bracket online for a few bucks.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 04:43 PM

Thanks for all the info everyone. I am still not sure if I am going that route right now. I will wait to see how much money I can get first.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 02:15 AM

if i had to do it all over again i would not have. it was basically a pain in the ass making sure everything would work together

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 05:56 PM

if i had to do it all over again i would not have. it was basically a pain in the ass making sure everything would work together


Thanks again. I forgot to mention that I have a friend with a few mobo's laying around. I just have to get a ride over there to see if they will match my little celeron D. Hopefully in a week I can get something together.

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 04:40 AM

if it has a heat spreader then it will be slightly less a pain in the ass. the mobo(s) in question might need a bios update though




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