back to what the thread originally started as. wth is the beef? r ppl who actually have a beef w/ the review new to computer hardware reviews? yeah it was overclocked, anyone who read it and didn't notice it, given the fact that it was talked about deliberately (as most CPU, GPU, and RAM reviews do, when overclocking is discussed) needs to spend some more time on the tech sites for cripesakes.
yes there's very little overclocking options built into laptops CPU-wise. why did they review it in the way they did? bc they had a freakin desktop mobo to see what the wings r really like on the PM, or if it had any to speak of. why do this? cuz as we know, those of us who keep on on the tech stuff, that sometimes the stuff you have is held down by the other components. (i.e.-the new mobo from ATI for the AMD64 chips with integrated ATI graphics, which is considered by many as a design win as the integrated ATI graphics will beat the pants off of every other IG solution.) to the common person who walks into bestbuy and finds out they can get a budget 64 system for way cheap, this seems like a deal. for someone who knows their arse from their elbow, this setup is idiotic, and one is left wanting to see what the chipset is really capable of w/ discrete graphics. have i made my point? in any case, i don't want to go on too much.
do i mind finding out how fast the PM will be running to speed increases from now? no not at all. it gives me and others a clue as to which is a better technology, the same way i like to see how fast P4s and AMD64s can be clocked desktop or otherwise. i want to know what the legs are like on the technology out their. so yes it's currently unfeasible to have this chip at this speed in your notebook right now. will i crap a flock of canaries over it? no.
is it pointless to address this issue in a mobile chip? no, not when desktop parts are being manufactured for it and intel has decided to build desktops around it as well. in short, it's not likely to be a strictly mobile for long due its outstanding capabilities and the design flaws of the P4. throw in SSE3, if not 64 bit abilities, and u might have a truly wicked CPU. why show us what we can't have just after we invested in our lappies? good question, but take the time to think about who will be buying what. i personally don't have the $ for ongoing upgrades. but some do. some have the $ to buy a new lappy every 6 months to a year. needless to say taking the top of the line component and finding out how far u can push it, i would argue, is most likely to impact those who can actually buy it.
me? i'd be swayed by a 1.5Ghz dothan overclocking to 2.3, that'd be sweet and i'd actually think about whether i could work that same magic in a notebook. honestly, if ODMs like compal and uniwill built OC capabilities into the laptop mobos like their desktop counterparts do, just think of the market for it, as dell, compaq, etc wouldn't touch it if paid. maybe OCing mobile CPUs actually in a laptop is the next step in the consumer DIY marketplace, who knows? sound crazy? it's already being done in GPUs by the GPU makers. will it happen? again, who knows? in any case, i like said reviews cuz it's a simple way for me to wonder and imagine what's out there for the next big step. it reassures me that someone out there besides me is dissatisfied w/ what the market segments to us in spoon-fed rations and is willing to go to the next level.
ok i'm done ranting. sorry if i've been long-winded or offensive.