Newegg has started advertising for sale a new processor (AMD 35W Mobile Athlon 64 2700+ and 2800+, 512KB L2 Cache, 64-bit Processor) and they are calling it a "Drillhammer" core. (http://www.newegg.com/app/View...19-103-449&depa=1)
What is the significance of the "Drillhammer" moniker? (this is the first mention of it that I have seen)
Also, I've been looking at the new HP/Compaq notebooks which can be ordered with XP-M or AMD64 processors (both socket 754). I presume that the XP-M's are Semprons, a "neutered" AMD64 CPU with most of the cache and the x64 extensions disabled, but with the A64 on-die memory controller intact, correct?
Would ANY socket 754 AMD64 (or Sempron) CPU work with these notebooks, or only "mobile" CPU's (the two "Drillhammer mobiles" are 1.2V, the "regular" "Clawhammer mobiles" are 1.4V, and the non-mobile socket 754 AMD64 CPU's are 1.5V.
Currently- Athlon 2400XP-M (35W mobile) overclocked to 2.39Ghz (217x11), Abit NF7-S V2 motherboard, 512Meg (dual-channel) Geil pc3500 Ultra Platinum RAM, Radeon 8500-64 videocard, 680 GB HDD's, Windows 2000SP4. Previous CPU in same 'puter was a XP1700DLT3C- O/C'd to same speed, but ran 8-10 degrees C hotter.
This is the second 35W 2400XP-M (mobile Barton) I've tried. The first turned-out to be a 128K L2 cache Thorton that had to be RMA'd. AMD refused to admit t