AFTER all thank god i got a centrino duo sticker :d
post #21 of 34
4/7/06 at 2:46am
Originally Posted by Cpt. Jack
It can be a generic BIOS and still show both Solo and Duo... As I pointed out, both P4 and P4 HT use the exact same BIOS but the HT has the little "HT" flags on the right hand side which indicate that the BIOS detects an HT processor (and HT is enabled).
Although I now think that the Core logo is just the way it is... I saw an ad today which had the Intel Core logo and it has the same funny space to the right. I just thought that maybe they'd left that space for the BIOS to fill in Solo or Duo, but I guess not.
Mine's not Centrino because I didn't purchase the Intel WiFi card. Is there any reason to get the Intel card if I have no need for Wireless A?
Originally Posted by korosu
listen, guys.. i can't believe there's even a post for this, but check it out:
1. "core" is the processor series. the bios is simply pointing out that you have a core series processor (i6400s are also available with core solo and the bios is all the same)
2. "centrino" is a platform name, in this case, if you have an intel 945 chipset with a core series processor, and an intel wireless card, you have a centrino. if you have a core duo processor, you have a "centrino duo". as far as badging goes, centrino overrides core duo. if you had ordered your laptop with the dell wireless card, it would have came with a core duo badge.
Originally Posted by nav211
I dont think you understand the reason for this post.
All E1505's should have one of these badges.
'Centrino Duo' , 'Core Duo', or simply Solo.
Me along with many others got their notebooks with a badge that says 'Centrino'. I know my E1505 is running a T2500 and has an Intel chipset w/ an Intel wireless card aka Centrino. I just doesnt make sense why is says Centrino and not Centrino Duo.
Its no big deal though...
Originally Posted by SaiyanPrime
Mine also came with a "Centrino Duo" sticker. I presume its because I too ordered the Intel 3945 a/b/g WiFi card instead of the default configured Dell WiFi card.
Originally Posted by SirBA
yea but isn't kinda silly to call them just for a sticker
i mean what ya gonna say "hey is this dell, hey dell, where is me bloody core duo sticker eh, I got a centrino sticker, and ooh i feel like i am on 533mhz bus speed, cmon bastards send me a core duo sticke' be4 i come down to texas and kick all of youse bottocks..."