[CentOS] Pentium M in desktop system.

c5050 centos at mvephoto.com
Sat Sep 16 00:54:56 UTC 2006

You were able to fit the CPU, without bending pins - obviously, it's
running. I'd say - no problem. But don't just look at the CPU speed as a
performance indicator. Chances are that your original CPU had a higher
cache, which will dramatically improve performance. 

On another note: your disk was badly fragmented... hmm... are perhaps a
windows user?


On Fri, 2006-09-15 at 18:35 -0500, Chris Weisiger wrote:
> I have a Gigabyte 8S661FXMP motherboard. It had a P4 2.4Ghz processor in 
> it.
> I have a laptop which cant be fixed and has a Pentium 4 M 2.8Ghz.
> I put the Pentium M in my desktop and it boots fine and runs fine, yet I 
> have only been running it for about 30 minutes and shut it down.
> I have now run it for a complete 2 days without lock ups or anything.
> I have just been letting it idle, although I did do a defrag of a 120Gig hard drive which the hard drive was thoroughly fragged. So that was the first intensive thing done to my desktop with the pentium M processor.
> I runs at a cool 24 degress C.
> I did read that some laptops were socket 479 but i double checked my laptop and it is definitely socket 478. Both my desktop and laptop are socket 478.
> When I boot my system up, it does tell me that its a Mobile processor.
> What kinda issues would I need to look for as far as capatibility issues.
> I kinda took the situation as, it boots up and runs so it should be fine.
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