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SPQQKY 4th February, 2004 03:39 AM

Centrino in a desktop mainboard?
Hello all, especially you, ET.
Wa curious if anyone knows or has tried to runa Centrino laptop cpu in a desktop mainboard. I was hoping to throw this in an EPoX mainboard of any flavor and even test out it's OC ability in my 4pca3+ if there is a chance it will work.
They are afterall socket 478 with 400 fsb and 512k cache, seems similar enough to have a chance.

FluffyChicken 4th February, 2004 11:56 AM

you may want to check the precise packaging of the 478pin Pentium-M (IT IS NOT CENTRINO!) that is a name given to a group of components!

You can buy P-M motherboards though but last time I check they where in th £400 region

Aedan 4th February, 2004 12:26 PM

They're also low voltage parts.

Centrino is the combination of Pentium M with the 855 chipset and the Wireless adapter.

EPoX Tech 4th February, 2004 03:02 PM

We do manufacture a SBC from our industrial subsidiary IPoX, but I don't think that we'd entertain making it as a desktop product as it's not viable in terms of BOM and mass production.

There is also the fact that performance is excellent due to a small pipline length however MHz do sell.

SPQQKY 6th February, 2004 12:43 AM

As I am quite new to the Intel scene, I was a bit confused to the differences between the Pentium M and Centrino. The chip I am inquiring about is indeed the Pentium M 1.6Ghz. So this will not work in say a 4pca3+ or 4pda2+?

Aedan 6th February, 2004 10:57 AM

No, the Pentium-M chip, as far as I'm aware, is only supported by the 855 chipset.

EPoX Tech 6th February, 2004 11:05 AM

Yep - in PM and GM variants - discrete and dynamic SMA respectively.

865 and 875 can use pentium 4-M however.

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