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It based on 45nm technology and intended for notebook use, as it has a slim form factor and 25W thermal design power.

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Pros

good low-profile design that allows for airflow in the case

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fast enough to handle most modern games

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draws very little power while in use, and uses good power-saving routines while not being used

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runs Windows very well, fast bootup and snappy performance overall

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doesn't generate much heat under most conditions

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Cons

hardcore gamers will need a faster CPU

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gets out-performed by much cheaper AMD chips at this price range

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The Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 is a higher-end dual-core microprocessor based on 45nm technology and intended for notebook use, as it has a slim form factor and 25W thermal design power. It is supposed to allow a high number of programs to run simultaneously without sacrificing performance quality. It is one step up from the P8600 and has a faster processing speed of 2.53 GHz. Its front-side bus speed is 1066MHz, and it can perform 64-bit processing. Its L2 cache memory is 3MB, and this is shared between the processor's two cores to reduce time exchanging information between the two. It has Intel's HD Boost technology which allows the processor to keep up with high-definition video or video editing, or other HD applications. It is also supposed to make more efficient use of power to prolong laptop battery life and of system memory bandwidth.

Features
  • Released December 2008
  • Dual-core 64-bit notebook processor
  • 2.53 GHz
  • 1066MHz FSB
  • 3 MB shared L2 cache
  • High-efficiency to promote longer battery life
  • Improved use of system memory bandwidth over previous Intel mobile processors
  • 25W TDP
  • Optimized for HD applications
  • 45nm
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Adithya
11/30/2010 10:17

E6500 i Meant!!

Yale

Yale

11/30/2010 01:04

this CPU is also 64-bit, so no matter.

Adithya
11/30/2010 10:16

Hello..
Ive got a Dell Latitude E5600 Laptop with config Intel Core2Duo P8700 @2
53Ghz and running Vista Business 32 bit. I m currently using 3 gb ram. Upto how much addressing ram can Pentium P8700 processor hold upto? Please help soon.. thank you
adithya

Omar

Omar

11/30/2010 10:26

Since you're running 32-bit Vista the maximum amount of usable RAM is 3GB to 4GB. Whether it's 3GB or 4GB is dependent on a lot of variables such as your motherboard and which Vista service pack you're using. To play it save it looks like you're already using the maximum amount of RAM (3GB).

Adithya

Adithya

11/30/2010 11:21

Thanks omar.. so im running vista Sp2 and maximum possible is 4 gb! then why was it said Expandable upto 6 gb?

Erik

Erik

11/30/2010 11:33

I agree with Omar. Practically speaking it's a 3 GB limit on 32-bit Vista. It's highly dependent on different variable where people have reported between 2.5 GB and 3.6 GB RAM available when installing 4 GB. I don't think Microsoft reports expandable to 6 GB for 32-bit Vista. Was that the CPU manufacturer reporting that number?

Adithya

Adithya

11/30/2010 11:41

Erik , i brought the product from Dell and in that they mentioned expandable upto 6gb.

Omar

Omar

11/30/2010 12:04

That means the hardware can handle up to 6GB. So if you upgrade your Operating system to Windows 7 64-bit you'll be able to use all the 6GB of RAM.

Adithya

Adithya

11/30/2010 12:08

oh allrite then omar, thanx. ill try ugrading from vista to 7!

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