"Phil Weldon" wrote in message
> 'Ed M.' wrote:
> | The Nehalem is what I am waiting for to do my next upgrade from the
> | E6600 if nothing happens in-between that would convince me to change
> | My son is wanting me to build him an E6600 system and if I do......guess
> | what he is getting........ It will be Qxxx something for me.....
> | do you know if the 680i will support the Nehalems? I have no info on
> | all. It would be a bit early for me to do a complete system again.
> Uh, signs point to no, but what do I know? Nehalem seems to be a major
> revamp of the CPU architecture. I think the Intel procedure is now major
> revamp - shrink - major revamp - shrink. For the Nehalem to offer much
> benefit over the Penryn my guess is that's going to affect chipsets and
> motherboard design, and probably memory requirements. But by second half
> 2008 you'll want flash memory on board intermediate in the memory
> between hard drives and RAM.
> I got my new notebook with a T7300 2 GHz 4 MByte L2 Dual Core 2, nVidia
> M8600 GT, and 1680 X 1050 15.4" screen. Haven't really done any graphics
> benchmarks, but I notice from the nVidia website that the M8xxx mobile
> graphics adapters are plug-ins; and can be swapped out. But for the M8600
> GT that would require that nVida come out with major power requirement
> Phil Weldon
Well, it looks like I am building that system for my son down in TX. I
will give him the E6600 I have and probably put a gig of ram (XP) and an
8800GTS on some 680i MB. I am looking at some of the Intel quads and am kind
of in a quandry as to which one to get for myself. I don't have any
expectations of getting 3.7Ghz out of one like I have with this E6600
(actually settled with 3.4Ghz because of the extreme voltage it takes to
keep it stable above 3.5Ghz). For my son I will probably set it up at 3.0Ghz
because it will run well just a tad above "Auto" Vcore. I am not interested
in the Extreme quads at $900-1000.00 or whatever they are now. I am looking
at something in the mid ranges at under $400 or so. I need to do some
research there since I really was only told by my wife to build him one
yesterday and didn't expect to do this right now. I need to shop for a
decent case and psu for my son's system too.....I guess a 500w name-brand
should do ok with the 8800GTS and a 500gb hdd or so. Oh well, I guess it is
back to the drawing board.......
BTW........My last laptop was the Toshiba Core2 at 1.85Ghz IIRC and it
is a fine system. I would call it more of a desktop replacement system
because of the size and weight, but it is reliable and very nice for
multimedia use. It is fast enough for anything I would use it for. It has an
NV M6xxx graphics setup on sort of a 'riser' that I am fairly sure is
replaceable. Since it does everything I need to do just like it is, I doubt
if I would update it anyway.
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