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Use your AMD Turion in your desktop with the help of MSI

Discussion in 'News' started by Darksaber, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. Darksaber

    Darksaber W1zzard's Sidekick Staff Member

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    MSI has released a little heatspreader, making it possible to use Turions CPUs, which are based on Socket 754 but do not have the heatspreader. Its such a simple but beautiful device. By using this metal pad, you can use a standard CPU cooler. The heatspreader should be available now for around 10€.[​IMG] [​IMG]

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    AsphyxiA New Member

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    hey not a bad idea i must say so myself! Gives people the option of using a low watt Turion w/ the performance of a 754 a64, without the risk of cracking the chip!
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    Turion's are expensive for the performance you get. Not hugely better than the A64 venice 754, and cost a lot more. For at least half the price you could get a Venice based Sempron and spend the extra $$ on a good mobo and cooling.
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    However, offer some nice overclocking potential..... :)
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    its an overclockers pet, a lancaster turion MT 2.0 at 1.4 v can probobly do 2.6 or 2.8
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    AsphyxiA New Member

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    my thoughts exactly, with the lower watts their should be more potential, no?
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    in theory, yes.. ;) but its not exactly the "lower watts" that does it.. its the voltage.. :)
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    "but its not exactly the "lower watts" that does it.. its the voltage"

    the two mean pretty much the same thing in this instance.. course the fact that the mobile chip comes minus heat speader does kinda suggest heat spreaders might protect cores from getting busted but dont exactly help the actual cooling..

    trog
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    ...wow that looks like it should have been done a while ago :p

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