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how do this cpu here Core i7-740QM, 1.73-2.93GHz, (45nm, 6MB L3 cache

Stack up against this

Core i7 2630QM 2.0GHz (2.8GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache

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The system with the 740Qm in it has the better specs with more ram, & a ssd. But the other system i want has the new Sandy bridge cpu. With lower ram & now ssd.

Does the 2630qm own the 740qm? which should i be after.. I've heard the new sandys pack a punch..



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post #2 of 10
Could you tell us the full specs of both laptops ?

According to intel the max turbo for 2630QM is 2.9GHz, not 2.8
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mhmhm sandy bridge hasnt proven anything to me yet in practice so Id go for safe
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2630qm might be recalled.
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2630qm might be recalled.
Where did you hear that?
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The 2630QM is more powerful than the 940XM in benchmarks.
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Where did you hear that?
Sb chipsets have a problem with the sata ports and Intel had to recall their chipsets. For laptops its a much more complicated process because it requires handing in the whole machine. But depending on the manufac. if they used ports 0 & 1 (aka 6gb/s) then you should have no problem. Due to possible defects with the chipset I wouldn't go near SB laptop setups. The 740QM is still a fast cpu, same performance as mine.
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Where did you hear that?
They are already being recalled, for laptops AND desktops. The CPU itself is fine, but the laptops that support the CPU (the chipset) are being recalled. Several of our orders have been cancelled because of this.
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They are already being recalled, for laptops AND desktops. The CPU itself is fine, but the laptops that support the CPU (the chipset) are being recalled. Several of our orders have been cancelled because of this.
Yeah, that was my understanding. The problem is related to the SATA-II ports/controller. At least that's what my Dad has been hearing since he purchased his Sandy Bridge setup.

I hadn't heard any problems related to the CPU themself, which is why I had questioned the comment. I know Newegg and several other etailers have opt'ed to remove the Sandy Bridge CPU's from their offering until the motherboard issue has been resolved.
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When the whole Sandy Bridge mess clears get the 2630QM. It's worth the wait.
     
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