Apple to delay Merom notebooks??

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  1. mel my finger

    mel my finger New Member

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    http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=34222

    motherfucker!!! i hope they're wrong...but it kinda makes sense; why else would Apple update the iMacs and Mac mini lines yesterday and not any of the notebooks?

    ah well, guess i'll just hold out for the 12th and see whats up. if nothing, Merom isn't very big of an upgrade anyways.
     
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    These predictions are random at best.

    The real upgrade in the Mac notebooks will be a cooling upgrade.
     
  3. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    Why do the iMacs get mobile processors anyways?
     
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    TDP (Thermal Design Power) of merom is alot lower, they are also the same socket as yonah (core duo) which means no new logic board needed. Even though the heat issues of conroe could probably be dealt with it would make them noiser for sure. I haven't seen any benchmarks comparing similar clock merom vs conroe, but merom chips are just conroe chips that operate at a lower voltage, making them sort of the cream of the crop of the chips.

    Also I don't believe that they will see any shortages, all the other companies get them, but Apple, a huge partner for intel (who obviously have alot of agreements in place to ensure they fufill demand as that is why they are with them) aren't going to get enough chips? Yeah right.
     
  5. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    Is heat really that much of an issue? They used to have g5 chips in them for chrissakes.
     
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    Heat was an issue....that is why they still used the G4s in the iBooks even up until the Intel switchover.

    Anyway.....has anyone heard anything about them switching yet still?? I hear the new version of OSX helps the machines run cooler also.
     
  7. mel my finger

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    Development? Isn't it supposed to be just a simple drop-in of the C2D since its the same socket? They make it sound like its a significant revision. Maybe they'll make 'em cooler? :dunno:

    Anyways, take it for what its worth.
     
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    yes the merom is a socket compatible with the yohan.
     
  9. Kid A

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    I know little about hardware and care even less but does that mean I can switch the processor in my Core Duo iMac?
     
  10. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    It would be stupid to not to tweak the cooling system.
     
  11. CarRamRod

    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    Yes you can, the Core Duo in the iMac is socketed, so it's just a matter of popping a new one in. The problem is getting inside that little bugger, it's a complete PITA.
     
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    I've not actually seen any articles covering it, but yes it is supposedly possible and for the 10-20% gain (from the same speed processor) you'll see depending on applications it probably isn't worth it. 2Ghz Merom chips will probably be around $300 when they become available, and of course you void your warranty.

    You could probably sell your old mac and get a new one when they are updated next April (maybe May) for a little more that the cost of a new chip for much better performance if you so desired.
     
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