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The latest Mobile Athlon 64s have twice the cache (1 MB) of their desktop counterparts in socket 754. What would be the disadvantage to using a mobile athlon in place of a regular skt 754 athlon?
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Nope.

It happens that some motherboard manufacturers will not support mobile processors on thir boards. So no BIOS to recognize them, no help if there are problems, etc.

I'm running a mobile and the only issue is when I restart, sometimes it doesn't want to. But it always fires up. It is steady and overclocks like anything.
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I would look for a board that is specifically designed for use with mobiles....
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I would look for a board that is specifically designed for use with mobiles....
Never seen one... except in laptops. It is all in the BIOS.
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The latest Mobile Athlon 64s have twice the cache (1 MB) of their desktop counterparts in socket 754. What would be the disadvantage to using a mobile athlon in place of a regular skt 754 athlon?

With the right motherboard, my 3700+mobile overclocks to 3.0ghz. I use a DFI motherboard.
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The latest Mobile Athlon 64s have twice the cache (1 MB) of their desktop counterparts in socket 754. What would be the disadvantage to using a mobile athlon in place of a regular skt 754 athlon?
Nothing, every Athlon 64 I have owned so far has been a mobile except my first one. Two 3400+ ClawHammer mobiles, and now this 3700+ Newark mobile. The ClawHammers did 2.7GHz, which was a very respectable overclock on air at the time, and the Newark has done me 2.8Ghz so far, but haven't pushed it real hard due to cooling limitations. Just about everyone else I've talked to that had one squeezed 3GHz out of it though, and this was long before the Opteron OMFGz0Rs 3GHz on air craze. Mobiles rock, people just think Socket 754 is so incredibly handicapped by its single channel memory when at best the extra bandwidth of dual channel provided a 5% performance advantage. I'm a Socket 754 advocate, or was at least, now the more pressing issue of multicore processors comes up, and Socket 754 just totally lacks that.
    
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what motherboard will be the best for Athlon 64 3200+ Mobile. Abit KV8 Pro will be good? which bios?
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In my experience, nForce chipset-based motherboards are the ones that work with Mobile processors, and even then it's not a guarantee.
    
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