Originally Posted by Brandon88
Is the dv8000t's motherboard compatable with the amd turion processor? If so I'm thinking of switching it out with my dv8000z's mobo so that I can get some decent gpu power. What I would really like to do is get a mobo from an alienware notebook that supports sli, but I'm not sure if it would fit the case. On the other hand I know for a fact the dv8000t's mobo would fit. Its exaclty the same except for the vid card and cpu that comes with it. Oh man I just thought about this, since it supports the core duo it has ddr2 slots right? plz tell me it supports ddr so I can use my turion cpu.
Is the dv8000t's motherboard compatable with the amd turion processor? NO BTW.... Have you priced a dv8000t motherboard? It's ain't like a desktop system that you can get the motheboard and cpu bundled together for $150- $200 +/=...
System board (motherboard) - Intel 945PM chipset (full-featured) - For Pavilion models 407762-001 927.00
Intel Pentium M processor - 2.0GHz (Yonah, 667MHz processor side bus) You'll need the above, plus some ram.. take your pick:... You'll need (2) of each as DDR-2 has to be installed in pairs. 409059-001 292.00
512MB, 667MHz DDR2, PC2-5300, SDRAM Small Outline Dual In-Line Memory Module (SODIMM) 409060-001 542.00
1.0GB, 667MHz DDR2, PC2-5300, SDRAM Small Outline Dual In-Line Memory Module (SODIMM) In addtion you might need the correct A/C brick for the dv8000t... 408488-001 75.00
AC adapter - Input voltage 110-240VAC, 50/60Hz - Output voltage 90-watt, 18.9VDC - None power factor correction (NPFC) technology And here's the cord for that A/C brick if needed: 403811-001 23.00
AC power cord (Black) - 3.0m (10ft) long, 3-wire plug (US) EDIT 7-3-2006
... You'll also need a new hard drive (Or drives) as the dv8000t uses SATA hard drives.
Those aren't cheap either... Add all that up... tell me the total price...
* * * * * * * Just for a hoot... have you priced a mobo from an alienware notebook that supports sli???? that you mentioned and priced the GPU's that will be needed?
PS: This makes NO sense "Oh man I just thought about this, since it supports the core duo it has ddr2 slots right? plz tell me it supports ddr so I can use my turion cpu" You had just asked about doing a swap of the motherboard to get a better GPU (7600 series Nvida)... asking about the ram (dv8000t uses DDR-2)... and then you finish it up saying "plz tell me it supports ddr so I can use my turion cpu"
... You need to sell the (z), OR see if you can get it swapped out for a dv8000t, with the 7600 Nvida GPU. (SEE above link on GPU's)
You can spec out the z, and t here... see how much differance in price you'd be looking at: http://www.costco.com/CTO/HPLanding....opnav=&browse=