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Mobile Barton vs. regular Barton: any advantages?

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Anonymous
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May 12, 2004 10:36:27 PM

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Does the mobile barton have any performance enhancements over the regular
bartons --aside from lower power consumption? What I mean by this is that at
the same clock speed is a Mobile Barton any faster than a regular Barton? AMD
doesn't seem to have any data sheets on the mobile bartons that I can see.
-Bill (remove "botizer" to reply via email)

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Anonymous
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May 12, 2004 11:57:17 PM

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No, there are no performance advantages when running at the same speed. The
main advantage the mobile has is that it's unlocked. I've found that the
latest desktop cpu's (week 10 / 2004) overclock just as well as the mobile
and at the same voltage...but the desktop version is locked.

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"Wblane" <wblane@aol.combotizer> wrote in message
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> Does the mobile barton have any performance enhancements over the regular
> bartons --aside from lower power consumption? What I mean by this is that
at
> the same clock speed is a Mobile Barton any faster than a regular Barton?
AMD
> doesn't seem to have any data sheets on the mobile bartons that I can see.
> -Bill (remove "botizer" to reply via email)
Anonymous
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May 13, 2004 3:04:03 AM

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Question when will the mobile versions be locked? Can AMD lock them
also, and if so have any been reported locked yet?

I'm trying to get one at the end of the month but that may be too late
;-(.

Thanks

>>>>> "BigBadger" == BigBadger <big_badger@NOSPAM.com> writes:

BigBadger> No, there are no performance advantages when running at
BigBadger> the same speed. The main advantage the mobile has is that
BigBadger> it's unlocked. I've found that the latest desktop cpu's
BigBadger> (week 10 / 2004) overclock just as well as the mobile and
BigBadger> at the same voltage...but the desktop version is locked.
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Anonymous
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May 13, 2004 3:28:34 AM

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> Question when will the mobile versions be locked? Can AMD lock them
> also, and if so have any been reported locked yet?
>
> I'm trying to get one at the end of the month but that may be too late

They probably won't ever be locked. The fact that they're unlocked is
what lets the notebooks slow the speed of the processer when less
performance is needed.

steve
May 13, 2004 1:26:08 PM

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"BigBadger" <big_badger@NOSPAM.com> wrote in message
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[snip]

>I've found that the
> latest desktop cpu's (week 10 / 2004) overclock just as well as the mobile
> and at the same voltage

Is that correct? I can believe the "top end" might be the same. But what
about at lower voltages?

I have only had 2 mobile 2500's, so I am not an expert, but both of them
were a little disappointing in terms of top-end performance (both would only
go to around 2450MHz Prime95 stable). But on the other hand, they do seem
to need less volts than other Bartons I have tried. For example I am
running my current CPU at 2400MHz at 1.65v. I wouldn't have thought you
could do that with most desktop Bartons. My 3200+ needed 1.75v to do
2310MHz and 1.85v to manage 2400MHz.

Chip
Anonymous
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May 13, 2004 6:06:03 PM

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>> Question when will the mobile versions be locked? Can AMD lock them
>> also, and if so have any been reported locked yet?
>>
>> I'm trying to get one at the end of the month but that may be too late

> They probably won't ever be locked. The fact that they're unlocked is
> what lets the notebooks slow the speed of the processer when less
> performance is needed.

The highest possible multiplier is locked AFAIR. So you just can
underclock. Opening the L6 bridges allows Ocerclocking, but fiddling wiht
the CPU means you just can go for a non mobile and mod it.
May 13, 2004 7:06:57 PM

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"Josef Varela" <darkpepe@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> >> Question when will the mobile versions be locked? Can AMD lock them
> >> also, and if so have any been reported locked yet?
> >>
> >> I'm trying to get one at the end of the month but that may be too late
>
> > They probably won't ever be locked. The fact that they're unlocked is
> > what lets the notebooks slow the speed of the processer when less
> > performance is needed.
>
> The highest possible multiplier is locked AFAIR. So you just can
> underclock. Opening the L6 bridges allows Ocerclocking, but fiddling wiht
> the CPU means you just can go for a non mobile and mod it.

I don't understand what you are trying to say.

My mobile is unlocked and my motherboard allows me to set any multiplier I
like. 5x, 22x... whatever.

Chip
Anonymous
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May 13, 2004 10:47:21 PM

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> "BigBadger" <big_badger@NOSPAM.com> wrote in message
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>
> [snip]
>
> >I've found that the
> > latest desktop cpu's (week 10 / 2004) overclock just as well as the
mobile
> > and at the same voltage
>
> Is that correct? I can believe the "top end" might be the same. But what
> about at lower voltages?
>
> I have only had 2 mobile 2500's, so I am not an expert, but both of them
> were a little disappointing in terms of top-end performance (both would
only
> go to around 2450MHz Prime95 stable). But on the other hand, they do seem
> to need less volts than other Bartons I have tried. For example I am
> running my current CPU at 2400MHz at 1.65v. I wouldn't have thought you
> could do that with most desktop Bartons. My 3200+ needed 1.75v to do
> 2310MHz and 1.85v to manage 2400MHz.
>
> Chip
>
Desktop and Mobile Bartons are basically the same chips... the difference is
that the Mobiles are tested at lower voltage...there is nothing to say that
the desktops definitely won't work at the same low voltage.
I found that a week 10 / 2004 desktop needed about the same volts for any
given speed as my week 52 / 2003 Mobile.....Maybe the CPU I got was
exceptional?
Anonymous
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May 13, 2004 11:25:23 PM

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Steve Wolfe wrote:
>> Question when will the mobile versions be locked? Can AMD lock them
>> also, and if so have any been reported locked yet?
>>
>> I'm trying to get one at the end of the month but that may be too
>> late
>
> They probably won't ever be locked. The fact that they're unlocked
> is what lets the notebooks slow the speed of the processer when less
> performance is needed.

Sort of correct :)  The L3 bridges can easily be locked (ie: no multiplier
changing with NF1 or NF2 boards) without affecting the PowerNow
functionality. I've made several posts on this in the past, my favourite
being:
http://www.google.co.nz/groups?hl=en&lr=&selm=tdtac.428...
..xtra.co.nz

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Anonymous
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May 14, 2004 7:09:42 AM

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> My mobile is unlocked and my motherboard allows me to set any multiplier I
> like. 5x, 22x... whatever.

That means you L6 bridges are all open
May 14, 2004 12:28:33 PM

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"BigBadger" <big_badger@NOSPAM.com> wrote in message
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>
>Maybe the CPU I got was
> exceptional?

I suspect it might have been. Most of the desktop Barton 2500's I have seen
needed a little over 1.65v (perhaps 1.675 or 1.7) just to run 3200+ speed.

Of course as the steppings get better perhaps they are all better than this
now.

Chip.
May 14, 2004 6:46:14 PM

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"Josef Varela" <darkpepe@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> > My mobile is unlocked and my motherboard allows me to set any multiplier
I
> > like. 5x, 22x... whatever.
>
> That means you L6 bridges are all open

I have no idea whether they are or not. All I know is that I have a normal,
retail Athlon XP Mobile 2500. All XP mobiles are completely unlocked like
this.

Chip
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