Originally Posted by idle0095
yes that is correct
Cool thanks that's good info, I guess it means it can be done...! I just found some info on Wikipedia about this, here it is:Montevina platform (2008)
The codename Montevina refers to the fifth-generation Centrino platform, now formally named Centrino 2 to avoid confusion with previous Centrino platforms. It was scheduled for release at Computex Taipei 2008, which took place on June 3–7, 2008, but was delayed until July 15, due to problems with integrated graphics and wireless certification.
"Processors - Socket P / Micro-FCPGA / Micro-FCBGA
* a second-generation Intel Core 2 Duo (codenamed Penryn) 45nm processor with 800-1066 MT/s FSB with clock speeds ranging from 2 GHz to 3.06 GHz, also featuring SSE4.1 support, which adds 47 new instructions to SSSE3. It was planned to consume no more than 29W, compared to Merom's and first-generation Penryn's 34W TDP. But after release only a few models (P series) have 25W TDP and the rest (T series) still have 35W TDP, besides the Q series (Quad core) TDP is 45W.
I'm not sure though what does all this means exactly?? Does it mean that my mother board can actually have a CPU with a 45W TDP without over heating, without having to change the heat sink for more cooling and just fixing the BIOS so it works?
2 Intel Mobile Quad core laptop CPU's would meet these specs above: the Q9100 (SLB5G), 2.2Ghz, TDP 45W. And the QX9300 (SLB5J), 2.53Ghz, TDP 45W.
I saw those 2 CPU's on e-bay installed in a HP HDX18t laptops witch got the same platform as my XPS Studio 16. So no doubt in my mind it does work on my platform...
I can change the CPU, it's easy, but fixing up the BIOS so it works is where my knowledge stops, I have no clue.... But I can do it if I would have a written "How to" to follow.... Anybody know about this...?