Like alot of people on this form, I want to order a 9860 but the lack of a 64bit processor and rumors of 64-bit support are holding me back. I have sent e-mails to sager/clevo about any upcoming 64-bit notebooks like the 9860 but both companys have/will not respond to my e-mails. I did however e-mail intel about 64-bit support on the 9860. Here is the e-mail.
I will be soon purchasing a laptop. The one i am intrested in has the
Intel® 915P chipset + ICH6 and Intel® Pentium® 4 3.0/3.2/3.4/3.6GHz (LGA775, 800FSB) w/HT 1024KB On-die L2 Cache (prescott) processor. I know the manufactuer has allowed processor upgrades in this notebook. Is this chipset/motherboard compatible with future 64-bit processors? Does the processor mentioned above include 64-bit extentions?
Response (Tim McCumber) - 02/09/2005 07:32 AM
Thank you for your recent email to the Intel® Presales Support Team inquiring
about Intel processors.
The system board will support 64-bit. The processors currently do not support
If you have any further questions or need assistance, please contact the general
presales line at: 1-(800)-538-3373. Any representative at this number will be
able to assist you.
Now my question is order the 9860 and hope Intel and sager/clevo make a 64-bit processor or wait untill April when hopefully a AMD 64-BIT version of the 9860 comes out?
The system I would order in a heartbeat:
AMD-64 3200-3700+, 17" SXGA+ Screen, Dual optical Drives, Dual Hard Drives (RAID), 4-Speakers & Subwoofer, ATI X800 256MB PCI-EXPRESS, 1GIG OF RAM, and Hopefully 2 Hours of battery life.