Help choosing centrino 2 (montevina) processor Tags: CPUs Laptops Processors Last response: August 24, 2008 11:28 AM in CPUs Share tomascze August 23, 2008 1:39:43 PM Hi, I am about to buy a new laptop and would like to ask if anyone knows what are the differences between the new centrino 2 processors (8400, 8600, 9400, 9600) preferably post a link with review or comparison - i can not find any :-( thank you very much More about : choosing centrino montevina processor dragonsprayer August 24, 2008 4:01:25 AM E8400 is c2d? does not matter! 1) maximize clock speed! 2 cores is good 4 is better! 2) maximize fsb - faster the fsb the faster the memory bandwidth 3) maximize memory bandwidth - get the lowest latency memory at a give speed at ddr800 you want 4-4-4 or 4-4-3 6.8k-7.2+ mhz bandwidth at ddr1066 you want 5-5-5 o r 5-5-4 same at ddr1333 you want 6-6-6 ddr3 (tough spot) ddr2 is tough to run at that speed you need 2.3+v at 1600 you want 7-7-7- or 7-7-6 ddr3 10k bandwidth Maziar a b à CPUs a c 244 D Laptop August 24, 2008 5:56:18 AM Hello and welcome to the forums mate dragonsprayer,u misunderstood the OP,by 8400,he means P8400 and if u read the topic it says Centrino 2 (Montevina) which are laptop CPUs. http://processorfinder.intel.com/List.aspx?ParentRadio=... Related resources Is Intel Centrino core 2 duo processors at 2Ghz outdated ? - Forum Intel Processor centrino support SSE2 - Forum Help choosing Processor - Forum Need Help choosing a processor - Forum Need help in choosing one processor - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer tomascze August 24, 2008 11:07:50 AM Hi and thanks for the welcome ;-) also thank you for your reply but my questions was more practical and less technicall - in other words - should I spend 200 USD more and buy P9400 with my laptop or go with cheaper P8400? Will I notice the difference and when and by how much in percentages? Any suggestions? Grimmy August 24, 2008 11:28:37 AM I'm not too much into laptops, but its kinda interesting that reviews for CPU performance is very hard to find, if any. I think the main thing about laptops, is what is featured or options in them for the money you pay. This was one site that does reviews: Search Laptop Reviews Although it doesn't tell you all the exact performance wise to compare. But then when your comparing 2.4ghz to 2.5ghz, only thing to understand, there's not much of a difference in that. They did provide SuperPI 32MB benchmark (Lenovo T500 ThinkPad Review) to give some kind of hint of processing power compared to older models, with other benches. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedanyone help me in choosing the right Processor Forum SolvedI need help choosing the BEST Intel processor and motherboard Forum SolvedNeed some help choosing a processor. Forum SolvedNeed help choosing a new processor for my gaming build Forum SolvedHelp me with choosing good processor Forum SolvedNeed some help choosing between these 2 "gaming" builds. Forum Solvedhelp me choose the right processor Forum SolvedHi which of the 2 processor should i choose for gaming Forum Solved300 USD - Budget. Need help to choose a better Intel GAMING processor and motherboard. Forum Solvedhelp choose processor Forum I need help choosing an Intel processor and Motherboard Forum Solvedplease help me choosing between e7 8890v2 and dual e5-2697 v2 Forum SolvedNeed help choosing GPU :) ASUS r9 290 with DirectCU2 vs ASUS gtx 780 with DirectCU2 Forum Solvedx51 r2 processor help Forum SolvedHelp me choosing between 2 laptops Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !