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You can also find XP-M chips on ebay for cheap these days. If you do find a way to pop the XP-M chip into a desktop mobo, don't be shocked to see it recognize the chip as a 600MHz chip. On socket A mobos that don't allow for multi adjustments, it will set it to a default of 6x, so the chip isn't fried if it does read 600MHz. Also, don't count the XP completely out if it doesn't work in your laptop. Laptop mobos that were designed to work only with XP-M chips may have lower power requirements, so it may have enough juice to the socket to power the chip.
    
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Yea, I think I am just going to try it and see. If it does not work, I will still keep the XP chip untill I find someone with a Socket A MoBo I can try it on.

It is pretty cool how the "Power Now!" feature work. Strange seeing the multi jump from 4x to 11.5x as needed and it going from 533MHz to 1.5GHz and all in between. Would be nice if all desktop MoBo/CPU's had that feature to keep the heat down when not needed.
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Well, not that anybody really cares, but the CPU is apparently bad, my laptop will not even post with it in. Oh well, stupid cheap PSU's. I wonder if the MoBo I tossed was still good?

On the other hand, this gave me a chance to take apart my laptop. Much different (and harder) than a desktop. Plus I got to add some AS5 to the HSF/CPU, which dropped my temps by about 3°C.
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