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Is there a physical difference between the XP and XP-M CPU's?
From the Wiki page it seems they are the same. I know there are power management differences and clock speeds and such, but I just really need to test the CPU, and my laptop is the only socket A that I have access to.

I have a XP CPU (Athlon XP 2400+ Thorton) that may or may not be bad (MoBo fried due to a bad PSU, but memory is still good, but I have no way to test the CPU). My laptop has an Athlon XP-M 1800+ Thoroughbred. Both are Socket A.

Basically I will just put the XP in, power it up and see if it boots, check cpuz and such to confirm and then put the XP-M back in.
Any issue with that?
Biggest problem is that it is a HP laptop with a locked BIOS, so I don't know if it will allow a different CPU.
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post #2 of 13
The XP-M processors are said to be better overclockers but I'm not sure.

I think the voltage may be different but I am not sure at all.
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My laptop runs at 1.2v.

I really just need to check the CPU so I can see if I can use/sell it. Not really worried about OC it.
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post #4 of 13
you might as well try it. If the cpu is good it'll boot. Don't worry about getting it in windows and just make sure the chip will post
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post #5 of 13
XP-M's run on much less power and they have unlocked multipliers.
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you might as well try it. If the cpu is good it'll boot. Don't worry about getting it in windows and just make sure the chip will post
Yea, I thought about that, but the post info on the laptop is non existant, bt I guess if it starts to boot past post, all is good?
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I doubt it'll happen, but the power usage from going from an XP-M in the lappy to a normal XP might be too much on the battery. I highly doubt it'd happen, but I had a laptop that couldn't boot just because a chip used too much power even though the chip itself was fine.

Put the XP-M in the desktop.
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I don't have a desktop to put it in. I don't really need another desktop (ok, I do, but .... ).
I just need to know if the XP will fit in the XP-M slot to test it, thats it.
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post #9 of 13
The difference between the XP and XP-M is that the XP-M has a lower thermal design (Which means it runs cooler) and has unlocked multipliers. One of the best Socket A chips out there. I should know, I have one. Would you happen to know the stepping of that XP-M? Its the five letter code in the beginning of the second line of print on the CPU. I know a lot about these XP-Ms, ask if you have any other questions.
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post #10 of 13
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I have never had the chip out, so I don't know what it says on it.

CPU Z info on the XP-M is Family 6, Model 8, Stepping 0, Ext Family 7, Ext model 8, Revision A0.

I really have no plans (or ability since the BIOS is locked) to do anything with the laptop.

I actually just realized today that this was a Socket A MoBo on here, I never even thought to look. I just figured I could try my XP CPU in it to see if it worked or not then take it back out.

So I guess since the XP-M can be put in a desktop, my XP can be put in the laptop for a quick test.

Thanks.
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