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    Low Bitrate Charles1's Avatar
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    hey is this board any good? Input needed?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...3253&rd=1&rd=1

    Jetway C7 2.0GHz Mini ITX

    I mean it claims its fast and has a high FSB

    any input if its good then I will go for that. And second dont really care about heat issues I am water cooling the chip

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    I'm not going to say it's bad, & really it shouldn't need much cooling at all, def don't need liquid, this thing is efficent...

    the biggest thing I'd say that a Pentium m will really blow this away is with the L2cache... this is what gives the Pentium m's there p4 like blazing performance while being very efficient... these have an anemic 128kb L2 cache, this will be the big bottleneck in performance, the better m's have a 2mb L2 cache, huge difference in performance, before making a decision check benchmarks, this might be much less performance than you think...

    the turbo tech does save a small amount of power, but speed not a huge difference, a Pentium m 1.8 at 27 watts will really far outperform this at 20 watts & the m is more efficient overall watts-performance, of course better even still is the core 2 duo's, but then your getting up there in $$$, but there the most efficient & 2X 2mb L2 caches make them really fly, on top of the dual core architecture ...

    realize that these are only 128kb L2 cache...

    again, this is not a bad board, & is a nice step up from the standard via's... depends what your after...

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    so what board would you recomend? that hold a p4 with HT

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    board I couldn't say really, personally I use laptop boards, but they can be a bit of a pain in there own way too,case wise & periferals can be a challenge...

    what I would recomend is pentium m though if you don't want to spend a fortune, a pentium m 1.6 will be much better performance than that 2.0 via... second choice would be athalon xp-m, p4's or even p4m's are to be avoided, way too much waste & inefficent, higher heat & power consumption... ok on a desktop but suck in a car...

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    so what main boards fit a pentium m chip?
    i always here of via and jet way and so on.
    lets just say i have 500 for a mainboard and chip and i want it fast and it has to be itx form factor

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    Why are you locked into a Pentium M CPU? Do you have one readily available to use?

    Why are you locked into a miniITX formfactor?
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    $500 is a good chunk of change, maybe you can look into the core2duo's even, that's the latest greatest & best out there, the most efficent & very powerful at the same time, I don't know anything about board availabilities or form factors though... gotta look... should be doable at that budget I think..

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    i would wait until july 22nd to purchase a Core2Duo...the price drop is going to be phenominal...the Q6600 is only going to be $266....thats 4 processors...its a Core2Quad...and its a Socket 775 for motherboard reference...

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    Celeron M is good enough for most chores since there are variants with 1MB of cache. The one I had was a Celeron M 360, and I had no problems with it at all from music, video, and even MAME emulation. Oh yea, it was $14 on ebay :-)

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    Umm...perhaps this thread would be beneficial?

    Mini-ITX boards

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