2.8 Extreme - Desktop or Mobile?

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  1. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

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    Sorry that I couldn't find this anywhere, but do we know if the 2.8 config uses the mobile version of the Core 2 Duo Extreme?

    Rich.
     
  2. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    I'm fairly certain that it's the desktop version. I don't even think there is a mobile version, is there? If so wouldn't the MBP use it? Someone confirm this for me.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Check the Merom guide.
     
  4. MIDI_EVIL thread starter macrumors 65816

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    If you know the answer in one post, stop being so pedantic and posting the link to the Merom guides. You're being so much more awkward.

    You'll never be chosen to be a moderator, so give it up bro.
     
  5. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Nope, it's the mobile version. The 2.8 is apparently the brand-spanking new C2E mobile chip. Also, a desktop chip and its cooling apparatus would never fit in that sexy-slim iMac case.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I created the guide in order to have a central point of information so that I wouldn't need to repeat myself. I don't find that the effort in making the guide has helped me repeat myself any less.

    I'm not going to pay to be a mod as much I as love this forum and posting here.
     
  7. freddiecable macrumors 6502a

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    what I want to know is the real difference between 2.4 dual 2 core vs the 2.8 extreme :confused:
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    400 MHz
     
  9. MIDI_EVIL thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So according to this article on the 2.6 version of the Core 2 Duo Extreme mobile, Intel has removed overclocking limitations.

    Any speculation on how much more we could get out of this 2.8 chip?

    Rich.
     
  10. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Before or after you're looking at the pool of congealing plastic on your desk?
     
  11. timmillwood macrumors 6502a

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    1. Why can't they put this processer in a MBP
    2. If the difference betwee the 2.4 C2D and the 2.8 C2E is 400Mhz why not call them both C2D? There must be somthing Extreme about it? Cache? FSB? anything?
     
  12. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Unlocked multiplier.

    I'll wait until we can get a CPUID before we can say it's the X7800 or the X7900.
     
  13. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Do you have a fireproof desk?

    The Dell XPS M1730 I'll probably be upgrading my existing XPS's to will have the X7800 - and that will certainly be overclockable (i.e. the actual use for unlocked multipliers). Problem is of course you can't stick it inside a laptop that presumably - since I don't have an SR MBP yet - runs on the warm side already, and actually make use of the unlocked multipliers. If the M1710 is anything to go by, I should be able to run the X7800 rock-solid at ~3.2Ghz on the Dell. I doubt anything from Apple has that sort of design leeway though.
     

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