Core 2 Duo Arrives for Notebooks

"Core 2 Duo Arrives for Notebooks"

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Today Intel officially launched the Core 2 Duo processor for mobile platforms. Based on the Merom core, Core 2 Duo is the arguably the industry's most anticipated mobile processor launch of this year. Juding from performance comparisons of its desktop counterpart, Conroe, Core 2 Duo should deliver some very impressive performance benchmarks in notebooks, which will also be announced this week. While Intel had a launch party for Core 2 Duo earlier last month, today marks the official day when products with Core 2 Duo processors become available. Expect major manufacturers such as Dell, IBM, Sony and others to release notebooks based on the new platform. Read more about the Core 2 Duo for Laptops at

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27-08-2006, 09:53:04

Yup, but thats waht you'll have to get if you want your computer to work well with the Sli and be stable.

27-08-2006, 10:08:30


Yup, but thats waht you'll have to get if you want your computer to work well with the Sli and be stable.

Exactly - why screw up everything else in your system?

27-08-2006, 10:09:50

yeah i guess...i just cannot justify speding more money on a PSU...when i am only running one HD...NO optical drives only 1 stick of 512 ram and two fairly low power consumption graphics cards unless it will actually be i do not really plan on upgrading anything in the near future. but if you really think that my system will not be stable on this 350W antec...would a 400W antec be enough? or will i really need 480-500W for this setup?

thanks again to the OC3d community for your help :D :) ;)

27-08-2006, 10:12:11

Try it and see?

get it from somewhere where you can RMA it easuily if need be

27-08-2006, 10:14:55

A 400w Antec should give you a bit more headroom. Stretch your budget as far as you can, because the PSU is possibly one of the most important factors in a solid running PC.

27-08-2006, 10:37:15

to give a hint of what might be needed, im running my setup(check my profil for info) of an antec truepower S 380w, it has 18a 12v and have no problems whatsever with instability or jumpy V.

both the cpu and gpu is overclocked.
gpu stock speed is 400mhz and uses 70w in 3dmode and i have it to 475mhz.

the smartpower is dualrail 10a+15a however its limited as all 3 mainrails shares power.

but i agree with above people, a bigger is better.
there comes a day when you want more powerfull gfx cards which uses more power.

27-08-2006, 11:06:20

Hiper have some new(ish) PSUs out with some quite random power ratings on. but theyre enough for that and hiper are cheap & good. <--One of them

Or you could see if ST will get these in again for you:

17-11-2006, 16:10:00

yup i also think bigger is better. it also allows you to upgrade for the future with out having to change psu

17-11-2006, 18:10:21

I can guaruntee a 350w Enermax would power it, dunno bout Antec.

19-11-2006, 23:26:10

No problem using a Good 350 to run it. I have messed around with 2 pairs of 7600s (GS and GT) in SLI. The 7600 only uses 32 watts (a X1800 is like 220watts)

Now with ur mobo and not a lot of fans/lights and such it should run fine.

Others are right in its better too much than too little for a PS, and I also think the PS lasts longer, Runs more stable and cooler when ur not forcing it.

PS:I ran my CrossFire comp on a 400watt Silverstone with the 3 fans 2 lights H20, 7600GT SLI, 2 Hdds in Raid0 and had my Opty OCd to 2750 for a few weeks no probs.

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