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Interest in X61 T9900/P8800/T9600 motherboard? (North America Only)

X60/X61 series specific matters only.

How much are you willing to pay for such motherboard?

Poll ended at Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:08 pm

Up to $250 for a T9900 motherboard
0
No votes
Up to $210 for a P8800 motherboard
2
25%
Up to $180 for a T9600 motherbaord
0
No votes
I'd rather wait for the X62 motherboard, even if they might never make their way outside China
6
75%
 
Total votes: 8

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Re: Interest in X61 T9900/P8800/T9600 motherboard? (North America Only)

#31 Post by RMSMajestic » Fri May 15, 2015 1:25 pm

mdancer wrote:Hi RMSMajestic, could your friend do X9100 stepping E0 X61 motherboard mod? After my T61 with X9100 died I switched to X61s and love its mobility but want slightly more power.
They have succeeded with P9700, so technically X9100 is not a problem as well. But there are two problems:
1. The E0 stepping X9100, a.k.a SLGE7, is extremely hard to find. You might need to pay ~200-250 USD for one
2. There's no point for X9100 on X61. Even a T9300/T9900 is hard enough for X61's cooling to handle. With a X9100, there will be absolutely no room for overclocking, making X9100 pointless comparing to T9900
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Big ones: W701 top config T63p QX9300|8G|UXGA T61p dead, please go die as well nVIDIA
Small ones: X61sp P8800X61t SXGA X201 NIB
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Re: Interest in X61 T9900/P8800/T9600 motherboard? (North America Only)

#32 Post by mdancer » Fri May 15, 2015 4:48 pm

RMSMajestic wrote: They have succeeded with P9700, so technically X9100 is not a problem as well. But there are two problems:
1. The E0 stepping X9100, a.k.a SLGE7, is extremely hard to find. You might need to pay ~200-250 USD for one
2. There's no point for X9100 on X61. Even a T9300/T9900 is hard enough for X61's cooling to handle. With a X9100, there will be absolutely no room for overclocking, making X9100 pointless comparing to T9900
The thing is that I have one X9100 E0 which is unused after my frankenpad died. I want to send it to your friend for a modding if he agrees. Otherwise you are right there is no point in finding X9100 E0 for X61.

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Re: Interest in X61 T9900/P8800/T9600 motherboard? (North America Only)

#33 Post by RMSMajestic » Thu May 21, 2015 5:21 pm

mdancer wrote:
The thing is that I have one X9100 E0 which is unused after my frankenpad died. I want to send it to your friend for a modding if he agrees. Otherwise you are right there is no point in finding X9100 E0 for X61.
Is it a SLGE7? If it's SLGE7, you can definitely put it up on feebay and walk away with 200 Euros easily. And 200 Euros is enough for a X61 mobo with T9900
Also, although P9700 has been succeeded, generally speaking such modification is not reliable. Just look at how small the gap between the metal pads on those PGA CPUs is
Chobits: W701ds i7-940|32G|FX3800m|Digitizer|Calibrator
Big ones: W701 top config T63p QX9300|8G|UXGA T61p dead, please go die as well nVIDIA
Small ones: X61sp P8800X61t SXGA X201 NIB
86 airplane models/ 27 ships/ 21 computers/ 300GB databases/ 0 girlfriend
It's always happier to live in lies and delusions.

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Re: Interest in X61 T9900/P8800/T9600 motherboard? (North America Only)

#34 Post by mdancer » Thu May 21, 2015 8:26 pm

RMSMajestic wrote: Is it a SLGE7? If it's SLGE7, you can definitely put it up on feebay and walk away with 200 Euros easily. And 200 Euros is enough for a X61 mobo with T9900
Yes, probably it's the easiest option for me. I'll PM you when I'll sell CPU and finish SXGA+ mod.

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