Just wondering if an upgrade to the T7600 would be possible for my F3JP - not right now as I'm very happy with this laptop - tonnes of power. Just wanted to know if this is a feasible and useful upgrade path?
Thanks for the reply - as I stated in the question, I'm have no current issues with the laptop - I simply asked if it could be done and if it would be a feasible upgrade path some time later on in the life of the laptop.
Just to note - I do appreciate the advice. I'm asking because my job requires 3 - 5 Virtual images running concurrently (Windows 2003 with SQL Server and Exchange) and because VM operates at an application level, it does benefit greatly from more cores and higher clocks. I moved to an E6700 workstation today with 4 GB of DDR2 and the difference in performance from the old 3.4 P4 is huge. I run 3 images concurrently from time to time on my F3JP and although it performs superbly - I was curious as to the benefits of the T7600 as an upgrade in the future.
Ah ic interesting, how many images are you able to run on your laptop?
You may want to wait another 2-4 months maybe after Q2 so that newer technology causes the prices of Merom (C2D) to drop sginificantly so that it is more affordable for you. Plus during this time you should be able to keep your warranty and use it if anything happens within this time.
At present the laptop is memory limited - so with 2 GB I can run 3 images (Win 2003 Domain Controller - Win 2003 Storage Server - XP pro Client) with reasonable comfort. The T7200 is very fast I have to say. With the 4 GB in the workstation it is possible to run 6 or more concurrently. I think you are right - will perhaps be a good upgrade in the future.
Also we might see higher clocked C2D's than the T7600, or better yet I am waiting for Quad Cores I know they are comming, but I am betting we will have to wait for the 45nm or even native Quad Core desgin in order to keep the heat down.