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I knew that you could get Laptop CPU's working in desktop computers with either certain motherboards or Socket Adapters but this is the first time i've seen a Desktop motherboard support laptop RAM. Perhaps not the wisest, cheapest investment of my money, but as something to do and potential Media Center (centre for us brits) machine i'm quite excited about the prospect of playing with it.

AOpen i945GMm-HL IBJ-485 Socket M Motherboard

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I got a dual core 2Ghz Socket M chip and 4GB DDR2 Ram plus the laptop hard drive out of a broken laptop. (motherboard was dead) Gonna sell the laptop plastics and screen to cover the cost.

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My 'project' isn't all that. I know some of you might have completed an interesting PC project, or perhaps will have great plans for one. Inspire me! What have you done, or alternatively what are you planning? :)

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I didn't even know you could fit laptop CPUs into certain desktop motherboards

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http://www.logicsupply.com/products/dn2800mt

This board has sodimm as well... It's not uncommon these days.

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if i remember correctly - the Pentium 4 Mobile chips will fit straight into a desktop socket 478 and consume less power and don't get anywhere near as hot.

The regular Pentium Mobile chips required an adapter i think due to them being 479. It's a shame Pentium Mobile chips didn't have the same socket as they run faster, cooler and require less power than the Pentium 4.

Finally Turion Processors will fit into Socket 754 motherboards. Not sure if all variants this chip work but the chip is 64bit and there are both single and dual core versions.

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Thanks for the link Mindovermaster. :) It's got a HDMI out too? that surely makes a tidy Media Center!
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It's not a desktop motherboard per se, its a chipset from a laptop on a desktop board, hence why it supports laptop CPU and RAM.

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^ thanks for the clarification. intended for desktop use though? being microatx?

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Yep it will work perfectly fine.
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Ah thank god. Thought my plan might have a big gaping whole in it that i hadn't noticed :p

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Out of interest, why would you want a desktop MB to support laptop CPU/RAM? I guess lower power consumption but are there any other benefits?

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the things you've mentioned but for me because i had a load of laptop components at my disposal and wanted to put em to good use

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Be a nice low-powered server... :rolleyes:

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[quote name='thechronic' timestamp='1356013438' post='595405024']
if i remember correctly - the Pentium 4 Mobile chips will fit straight into a desktop socket 478 and consume less power and don't get anywhere near as hot.

The regular Pentium Mobile chips required an adapter i think due to them being 479. It's a shame Pentium Mobile chips didn't have the same socket as they run faster, cooler and require less power than the Pentium 4.

Finally Turion Processors will fit into Socket 754 motherboards. Not sure if all variants this chip work but the chip is 64bit and there are both single and dual core versions.

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Thanks for the link Mindovermaster. :) It's got a HDMI out too? that surely makes a tidy Media Center!
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Well, I guess there is always new things to learn about PCs :)

I have a Turion X2 in my laptop but no socket 754 motherboard, the Turion X2 replaced a single core Sempron iirc so I guess that would also work in a 754 board ?

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