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mobile vs xp

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Jan 8, 2003
I was shopping around on newegg and now there's 2 flavours of the same cpu, just wondering the difference between a mobile 2500+ and a barton 2500+ other than mobile being more...

The Coolest

Senior Member
Jul 29, 2001
The mobile chip *should* be unlocked, its not guaranteed, but it should be, even if its not, you can always pop/cut L6s, and then set a different max multiplier.
The NB mod/BIOS upgrade will be needed for nForce2 owners, while the VIA and SiS chipsets seem to change the multies just fine on the fly from within windows


Jan 21, 2003
Northern California
Mobile cpus also run at a lower voltage so it runs cooler than the desktop cpus. I guess it saves on electricity too. I notice that the XP2500+ mobile default fsb is 266MHz.. The desktop 2500+ default fsb is 333MHz.