Originally Posted by enkrypt3d
Um look at the desktop I have now in my sig. Its brand new. I dont need another gaming system..
.but i do love AMD... and no they dont produce that much heat like everyone thinks they do... My FX55 even when overclocked to 2.850Ghz never gets above 110F.... so im sure the current cooling system the M70 has will be fine... the physical size of the cpu's shouldn't matter either its all a matter of having a motherboard that will support it... and i dont want a 17" laptop to lug around to and from work... thats not an option altho lots of my coworkers have the alienware area51 7700m which is nice but too big for me.
They do produce as much heat as people think - with a topend cooling system you could get your FX-55 to down below zero, that doesn't mean it's a cool running chip. Try swapping your cpu cooler for your northbridge cooler and see how cool it runs then, that should give you an idea of how well it would run in a laptop (disclaimer, don't actually do this as the FX-55 would kill itself)
Even the mobile AMD64's use over twice as much power as the Pentium-m, never mind a desktop FX-55 - the M70 cooling is designed to run with the Pentium-m and no more, you couldn't even run it with a mobile AMD64.