Distinguishing between Athlon XP Mobile and Desktop?

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards AMD' started by weiran, May 17, 2005.

  1. weiran

    weiran Master Guru

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    Hey,

    I'm wondering if theres a way to see if an Athlon XP 2500+ I have is a mobile chip or not? I see that there are green and brown chips, does that show what type of chip it is?

    Thanks,

    Weiran.
     
  2. WildStyle

    WildStyle Ancient Guru

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    PCB colour is irrelative.

    Look at the white text on the black sticker.

    If you have a desktop AXP (2500+ here) you will notice it starts...

    AXDA2500 (AXDA for 0.13nm process i.e. Tbred/Barton)

    If you have an XP-M, you will see..

    AXMH2500.

    After the PR rating (2500) you will see the coding which lets you know the default FSB, stock vcore, L2 cache size, max die temp and package type.

    What you see there will be FQQ4C if you had a 45w XP-M or FJQ4C if you've a 35watter.
    On a desktop 2500+ this string of five would read DKV4D.

    Then of course there are the obvious ways to tell such as your BIOS not recognising the CPU, labelling it as "Unknown CPU type" or "Unknown Processor," as well as the CPU not booting up at default multi, but rather booting up in the range of 5-8x.. something low.

    Finally, you could always run CPU-Z..

    Name: AMD Athlon XP-M

    Specification: Unknown CPU Type.
     
  3. weiran

    weiran Master Guru

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    Cheers WildStyle :).
     

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