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    Pentium M owners please read

    I have had an Epia M10K, and am now on an Epia SP13K mobo in my glovebox with good ventilation. How much hotter do the Pentium M mobos run?

    Currently, my temps with my SP board range from:
    CPU: 100F - 160F (depending on CPU utilization)
    Case: 70F - 95F

    If any of you Pentium M owners have owned an M10K or SP13K board, how do the temps compare? What are the highest temps you've seen with your M?

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    pentium m's anywhere from 900mhz all the way up to 2.1... there are three different variaties, with many variaties inside of each group... there are the ultra low voltage units which top out at like 1.2, then theres the low voltage ones, & then the regular ones...

    the really fast ones do heat up quite a bit... I have one machine with a 1.1 ulv & it barely even get's warm... so much so, that the laptop it runs in doesn't even ned any fans at all. it doesn't even need any vent's... the whole thing is sealed tight & just gets warm...

    I have another machine that has a 1.73 533 fsb & this one can get pretty hot... theres more than one pentium m

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    How are these chips categorized? I need something relatively low heat, but the ulv might be overkill as I have a very well ventilated case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6
    .. I have one machine with a 1.1 ulv & it barely even get's warm...
    Does this have a performance impact against a water heating 1.1 or is it just a cost impact?
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    I think there catogorized as ulv, lv & normal.... I don't know if the motherboards that support pentium m's will handle the ulv or the lv ones though... I play more with laptops than desktops

    what are you talking about with water heating lez? I can tell you that the pentium m ulv 1.1 impressed the **** out of me in performance.... in the past I've had via units & carusoe units... they suck performance wise, but the 1.1ulv kicks *** & feels like a p4... shocked me... I've done graphics work on it & even ran my bussiness off that machine for a few months.... it's very impressive, but expensive too... it has a 2mb cache though, which is the real performance key there.... when choosing a pentium m try to go with the 2mb cache variety, which is available in all 3 differnt types... the 1 mb cache units are pretty slow in comparison...

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    thanks for the tip...I'll keep an eye out for cache sizes.
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    yeah, the cache size has a bigger impact on performance that the clock speed belive it or not, in the standard m's anything over the 1.6 is automatically 2mb cache... the 1.6 & 1.5 was available both ways & the 1.4 & down were all 1mb caches... this is all from memory so I could be unaware of any exceptions, but for the most part this should be factual...

    1.6 2mb cache units are cheap on ebay... everyone wants the faster units... the 1.6 is plenty though, trust me, it runs like a 2.8 p4!

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    cool...I really appreciate the insight, turbocad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6
    what are you talking about with water heating lez?
    sarcastic comment about how some processors can turn water to steam due to the fact they are inefficient, no thats the wrong word, crap, yeah thats the right word.....

    (ie my amd1700xp)

    I once had a heatsink fall off a p3-700-slot fitting cpu, ran that way for about a year before anyone noticed........

    Then again some Mb's can be toasters, my new one must a 1/4 the power requirement of my old one on wasted heat from the chipset alone.
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    yeah, some processors are real wasteful energy wise & produce a lot of heat unecissarily... the p4's are the worse for this... the m's are the most efficient I think, even more than the athalon xp-m's which are pretty good also...

    the p3's were also pretty efficient.... I would rather have a p3 in my car than a p4...

    I think the m's are the best thing going right now... I haven't played with any dual cores yet though to know how good they are...

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