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What cpu to use for my laptop

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May 17, 2005 11:30:15 PM

I am looking into building my own laptop. The one I am looking at says I need a P4 prescott can I use any prescott or does it have to be made for a laptop?
Here are the specs on the barebook I am looking at:
General Specifications
Model N9860

Mediawave Clevo N9860 Barebone Notebook for Intel P4 up to 3.6GHz/NO VGA -OEM

Supported CPU: Intel P4 Up to 3.6 GHz, P4 Extreme 3.4GHz
Chipset: Intel 915P + ICH6
Memory: 4 x 200-pin DDRII 400/533, Max 4GB
Display: 17" WSXGA+ TFT 1680x1050
Graphics: *Support ATI Mbl Rad. X800 256MB/ATI Mbl Rad X800 Pro 256MB/NV GF Go 6800/GF Go 6800 DDRIII, (optional only)
HDD Size: 2.5" HDD
Optical Drive: Optional, support DVD/CD RW Comb
Communication: 56K , Gigabit LAN, 2x MiniPCI
Ports: 4 x USB2.0, VGA, Audio, FIR, 2 x 1394, S-Video, Port Replicator, Blue-tooth
Dimensions: 15.6" x 11.7" x 2" (WxDxH)
Weight: 12.1lb

Thanks for any help

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May 17, 2005 11:36:40 PM

The last thing you need/want is a prescott laptop.
Okay so you dont care about battery life, but the heat those suckers put out will wipe out all the little swimmers.
May 17, 2005 11:44:19 PM

A 130+W cpu in laptop sounds like a great idea to me ! Especially when combined with a portable nuclear power station and then for outdoors use on Antartica.. or something.. Might even want to use it indoors (well, at least in an iglo), but be sure to keep those ultra think handgloves on to avoid burning your fingers.

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May 17, 2005 11:58:03 PM

Honestly, you're a little stuck cause you practically have to use a Pressie in that thing. Just be prepared to carry your power brick along with you everywhere you go.

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May 18, 2005 2:27:17 PM

I didn't know that parts were sold to build laptops. Where can the parts be found?
May 18, 2005 2:33:08 PM

When I was going to build my laptop... I came here to Toms and asked a bunch of questions on building a custom laptop from scratch. The guys in the Notebooks forum let me know that it is silly to build laptops from scratch... it is painful, and more expensive. When we build our own systems we are used to saving money, but when it comes to laptops the rewards just aren't there for building it yourself.
May 18, 2005 2:42:43 PM

Yeah that's what I thought! But it will be interesting to see how much it will cost to build a laptop from scratch that's why I asked where can you buy the parts.
May 18, 2005 8:14:31 PM

Oh yeah, it's not necessarily a bad idea to build you own barebones laptop. The ASUS Z71V seems to be a very nice system and it's not expensive at all.

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May 18, 2005 8:27:31 PM

You want a Pentium M processor.

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May 18, 2005 8:49:41 PM

And where are the parts for a laptop sold?
May 18, 2005 11:46:01 PM

It's pretty tough to cram that 479 pin CPU into a LGA 775 socket I'd think. :wink:

You can get parts for a laptop from a variety of places. Off the top of my head I can think of Coboc, RJTech, ISTNC, NCIX, and Anitec (last two from Canada). I should be able to build a Z71V laptop (P-M 1.86GHz, 1GB DDR2 PC4200 SODIMM, Geforce Go 6600, 15.4" WSXGA, 60GB 5400RPM, wireless 2195a/b/g, DVD+-RW DL, about 4 hours battery life) for about $1500USD.

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May 18, 2005 11:59:31 PM

Hmmm, I've done it a multitude of times - ok, I broke the processor, but it fit! :lol: 

My apologies, I didn't read the post fully / much at all!

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