Summary: Great CPU for Quiet HTPC. Had to modify my Asus A7N8X-E MB to allow 1.35V Vcore, but now running 150 X 12.5 at 35W at 44C in a notoriously hot Antec Overture II case with a Zalman "flower" heatsink. Was even able to disconnect two of the exhaust fans from the case. Plenty fast for HTPC.
Summary: If you need a cool and quiet Socket A cpu, get this. At stock speed, I am running 1.3 volts for a CPU temp of 23C with a horrible HSF and an ambient of 21C. The multis are unlocked on these mobiles as well. I've only been able to get mine to 2.05 Ghz, but thats due to my mobo.
Summary: Stock 1800 Mhz 266 FSB 1.35V Current 2556 Mhz 428 FSB 1.95V idles at 39'C 42% Core jump, 61% FSB Jump I literally upgraded from a 3200+, lol. Its performace is very nice and stable. Keeps cool.
Summary: Anyway, the same chip, same motherboard, but a few important differences. This newer NF7-S Motherboard is running a cheapo MSI FX5200 graphics card, Windows ME and Windows98 Dual Boot, and it is also running on that old stock power supply.
Summary: The Athlon XP 2400 35Watt Mobile runs differently on different era motherboards and with different video cards. The first one I got, I was truly excited, because I could do 2400Mhz or 2500Mhz and as long as I applied enough voltage, it was Prime 95 stable.
Summary: Current Settings.. 217 x 12 = 2604Mhz 434FSB Stock is 1800Mhz 266FSB About a 44.67% Overclock! I origionally had a 3200+ Barton and let me tell you, this overpowers it. The Barton consumes 76.8 Watts, this one 35 watts. Also, this Mobile is UNLOCKED where the 3200+ was not.
Summary: Review #68: I got this just this week and I love it! It runs cool as a cucumber at 150 MHz with a 12X multiplier. I'm not going to run this overclocked yet. The unlocked multiplier is something that _all_ CPUs should be required to have.