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Killer thread man! Thanks for starting it. I ordered a new p-68680 a couple days ago, and it's 'out for delivery' right now and we all know how exciting that is.. So, I've been looking on things I can upgrade on it. I'm just curious, is there a list of all available CPUs that will work in it? I know someone, I think you thread starter said any mobile 'P' cpu ? But what about the X7800 and T series etc...

What's a good deal and good improvement ratio for a better cpu than the stock T5550 that it's coming with... ? I like the idea of the X series being able to be overclocked. If only we could pinmod trick the multipliers on the T and P cpus...
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Killer thread man! Thanks for starting it. I ordered a new p-68680 a couple days ago, and it's 'out for delivery' right now and we all know how exciting that is.. So, I've been looking on things I can upgrade on it. I'm just curious, is there a list of all available CPUs that will work in it? I know someone, I think you thread starter said any mobile 'P' cpu ? But what about the X7800 and T series etc...

What's a good deal and good improvement ratio for a better cpu than the stock T5550 that it's coming with... ? I like the idea of the X series being able to be overclocked. If only we could pinmod trick the multipliers on the T and P cpus...
I bought a T7700 2.4Ghz, Runs great. Got it on ebay for $149 ship. Runs any game very well.
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Killer thread man! Thanks for starting it. I ordered a new p-68680 a couple days ago, and it's 'out for delivery' right now and we all know how exciting that is.. So, I've been looking on things I can upgrade on it. I'm just curious, is there a list of all available CPUs that will work in it? I know someone, I think you thread starter said any mobile 'P' cpu ? But what about the X7800 and T series etc...

What's a good deal and good improvement ratio for a better cpu than the stock T5550 that it's coming with... ? I like the idea of the X series being able to be overclocked. If only we could pinmod trick the multipliers on the T and P cpus...
the x7800 will work
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149 isn't too bad, I just spent 800 on the P-6860 so I'm out of cash, just looking for affordable balances for price/performance and the best bet. The T5550 is what, 2MB cache? at 667mhz, at 65nm ? I looked at intel.com's list of processors and I think a 4-6mb cache at least and the lower power consumer at 45nm with at LEAST 2.0 ghz is good, not looking to spend $800 on a cpu too.. right yet
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you can get a X7900 for $250 on ebay... It's stock at 2.8ghz but can overclock past 3ghz and has 6mb cache.

The P8400 are great price per performance chips
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Well, I'm in love with it so far, good battery, good speeds, even in the abysmal vista64.... Love this baby, and even GTA4 is quite smooth on highest res and medium settings, NICE. How much do you guys overclock your 8800 gpu ? I'm having a hard time determining which, rivatuner or Ntune is working and if either actually is. What software do you guys use for overclocking? I'm all about maxing potential.
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Only thing, I'd like to figure out a mod to replace the number keys or the whole keyboard with the same thing but lit keys, Can't see those orange numbers! Maybe cut out the numbers, then put a LED beneath them... Also, need a subwoofer mini on this thing like my XPS has, it seriously helps the sound. Is there a USB min subwoofer i wonder...
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1920 x 1200 how do u get that resolution?
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I'm getting 7429 score with no settings changed except resolution set to 1024x768 and it's the full version of 3dmark06... What are you getting 'MyPhoneNumberIs' ?? If I should be getting better than this, what should I change other than buying a better CPU eventually..
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Don't the X series Intel CPU's need BIOS support to OC multiplier? Is that supported by the FX?

JFX mind if I ask cost?
    
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