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    p4 laptop processor in desktop???possible?

    hi everyone

    i have a P IV PENTIUM 4 1.8GHz processor from a laptop, and i believe that the laptop video card is burnt as there's a different color liquid around it. i got it off ebay. chances are the processor is still good, and i want to know if i can try using it in a desktop, if yes, then which is the best motherboard for it?

    thank you

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    idk, but we had some tech guy replace one of our motherboards, and he put a mobile processor in it (morons shipped wrong thing). It works fine.
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    If you can figure out which pin is what and hook it up there is nothing that prevents you from using it... The only kink is that mobile is a tad slower than its full size counterpart but not that it really matters.
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    Some laptops do have full-blown desktop processors in them. Our custom laptops come as an empty board and shell, and we customize them. They have P4 sockets in them and we use regular desktop processors. They work great.
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    i have a P IV PENTIUM 4 1.8GHz processor from a laptop, and i believe that the laptop video card is burnt as there's a different color liquid around it. i got it off ebay. chances are the processor is still good, and i want to know if i can try using it in a desktop, if yes, then which is the best motherboard for it?

    Check the part number with intel website if it is a pentium M or a standard desktop pentium. Some laptop do take both type of processor. Keep an eye on the CPU voltage requirements as you may fry it on the desktop motherboard.


    Some laptops do have full-blown desktop processors in them.

    Cheap and powerful but do eat much more power than "proper" CPU for laptops...Im using one on the compaq EVO N1000 laptop motherboard.

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    If you get it to work, you may be in luck...if its a true mobile P IV, then it may run on a lower voltage, and be able to take a little more heat. I know that there were some Athlon-M's that I had heard about a few weeks back that could take some really high temps, and ran on lower voltages when people were putting them into desktops,...i guess that its all chance though

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    Mobile uses less power and creates less heat. Laptops with regular P4's are more beefy, but have (so i've read) a shorter battery life.
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