Originally Posted by Asus Overclocker;12796278
EBay would be your best bet seeing as most people offer a DOA warranty. Out of the 3 processors you’re looking at the P9700 , T9900, and X9100.
The P9700 should be thrown out; most laptops can handle a TDP of 35 or more. Most Asus laptops come with T-series processors and the T9900 outperforms the P9700.
This leaves you with the T9900 and the X9100.
The X9100 has an unlocked multiplier so you can get around 3.5GHZ should you want to overclock it, it does have a higher TDP but does offer slightly better performance over the T9900. The thing that should make the decision for you is the price.... Go with whichever is cheaper. If they’re pretty much the same price and temp is not a huge issue now for you go with the X9100. My 2 cents.
Thanks. I was looking at those two, but was also considering the T9800. The X9100 is cheaper than the T9900, but the TDP is also 9W higher, not to mention I'd have no use for the unlocked multiplier because the BIOS in the G60 does not allow for over-clocking. I'd have to use software over-clocking with something like SetFSB like I have now.
The T9900 has a very high clock speed, a reasonable TDP, and I can over-clock it to 3.4GHz on stock voltage. The only thing that puts me off about it is the high price, since it's $50 to $75 more expensive than the T9800 and only 3% faster stock.
The T9800 I think is the best value of the bunch. I get a high stock frequency of 2.93GHz, a lower price, good heat output, can also over-clock to 3.4GHz on stock voltage, and availability also seems to be better.
What do you think?