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Topic Title: Switching from DTR to Mobile AMD 64
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Created On: 02/22/2006 05:56 PM
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 02/22/2006 05:56 PM
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rheck4096
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Hello All...

I have a Asus Z81ka Laptop... This baby gets hotter than the sun at times.

I am considering switching to the 62 watt Mobile AMD Athlon 4000+. I currently use the 81.5 watt DTR Athlon 3700+.

Same Socket 754...

My question: Will it work? I have to shell out $300 on the new CPU, and I can't return it for $ back.

Asus generally has great products, but when it comes to supporting Laptops they are the worst I have ever dealt with. Period. I cannot get an answer from them.

I guess it all comes down to the MB and BIOS... There will be no new BIOS' for my laptop...

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance!
 02/24/2006 11:49 AM
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kirbalo
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I did a search within this group...

Adding Turion..?

While not exactly what you're trying to do...you may come to the same conclusion...

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My Rigs:

Athlon 64 3400+ (CG) @ 2.4GHz, Asus K8N-E Deluxe, 2 GB OCZ DDR400, BFG nVidia 6800OC 128MB, Seagate 200GB PATA, Seagate 160GB PATA, Dual Boot XP and x64, Antec 350W Mid-Tower

Athlon 64 3400+ (E3) @ 2.4GHz, Asus K8N-E Deluxe, 2 GB OCZ DDR400, eVGA nVidia 6800 128MB, Seagate 320GB SATA, Vista x64, Antec 350W Mid-Tower
 03/06/2006 05:14 PM
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brianstretch
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If the ASUS notebook supports the new Rev. E cores then the Mobile 3700+ and 4000+ will work. Those chips are essentially higher-wattage Turions. Otherwise, you're limited to the older Mobile 3400+ chip. I found this out the hard way with my HP zv5000z.

I would look into undervolting with CrystalCPUID or RMClock before swapping in the slower Mobile 3400+. I would also check your CPU heatsink fins, if possible, and see if they're clogged. If your cooling fan runs 24x7 there's probably quite a bit of dust in there by now.
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