Hey guys I have no connection to this seller but these 2.0 Ghz Dothans are getting hard to find, especially at this price. Consider Zipzoomfly has them for nearly 400 bucks!!!
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Originally Posted by mongol
@johnnymo: Did you have to do the heatsink mod on the 9600 when you put it in there?
My I8500 has been going strong for years, but she's only got a gig, plus the video is starting to go; artifacts leading to freezing-maybe it's the fan. So right now I'm deciding, replace and mod the video, plus buy 2 fresh GB of RAM...or buy a new Dell XPS M1530??
Tough decisions. The parts for the 8500 will be $3-400, the new...
If anyone is interested in a REALLY good price on a harder and harder to find 400mHz FSB Dothan 2.0 ghz chip SL7EM, here ya go:
IMHO, this is a great upgrade for us i8600 guys. I went from a 1.4 Ghz Banias Pentium M when I got the laptop to this chip, and it runs Vista 32 just fine. My comparison desktop is a Q6600 o/c 3.6 w/ TEC cooling and 8 gb RAM running Vista64.
BT 2.0 is pretty damn quick and might just work for you.
I upgraded my i8600's original BT 1.0 module (Truemobile 300) with a BT 2.0 module that supported EDR (Dell Truemobile 355). Completely compatible Widcomm chip.
The switcheroo requires removing ONE screw from the Harddrive bay, slide out the drive, and pop the cable off the old module. If you did not ever get BT installed on the original build you'll need the little cable that connects to the internal USB.
I love mine. Refuses to die, travel everywhere with it. Although, not much left inside that was 'stock'.
Oh, you don't need a Core2 to run Vista fine. Just get 2gb memory and a 7200rpm H/D. I run a quad 6600 o/c to 3.6 ghz w/ 8gb memory for comparison as my desktop, and the 8600 is just fine for beating around and light gaming.
If it still doesn't work, consider going the 802.11n route with a MiniPCI module that will fit the 600.
This one fit my i8600, and should work in the 600 series if it can handle a full-size MiniPCI card:
I too have a similar setup and ran into problems with my Intel B/G wireless staying connected.
Since it was the slowpoke on the 802.11n network, I went this route:
Intstall took all of 30 seconds.
Haven't looked back since.