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Dean Schneider
Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 8:12 pm:   

I am considering upgrades to my Quantex H-1210 (TS30H), which I purchased new in March 1998. Right now it has a 166MHz Pentium MMX processor on an Intel Mobile Module (IMM), 32MB PC66 SDRAM, PhoenixBIOS 4.0/Release 6.0, and its running Windows 95. The build date is 1/19/98. I figured the best place to start would be to identify the motherboard to see how far I could go with the upgrades. Because of the PhoenixBIOS I can't use an id string to make an ID. I drew a blank on my web search on this topic. I contacted Intel and didn't get much help because the PC is so old. I also e-mailed Compal Electronics (makers of the TS30H for Dell, Quantex, & others) and again didn't get much help except for an admission that the motherboard was manufactured by Compal. Can anyone here help me make the ID? Please post any ideas/suggestions on upgrades too. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 5:40 pm:   

Being a laptop, makes your upgrade options minimal.

Add memory.
It uses 144-pin SODIMM modules and will take up to 144MB. 16MB of your 32MB is built in. You can get 32MB or 64MB modules. Check out the Memory Configurator on the homepage or in the memory category. Select Quantex and go from there.

Upgrade to Windows 98 SE.
Dean Schneider (Wayback)
Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 7:55 am:   

One of the features that really impressed me when these laptops were first marketed was the IMM. It was my understanding that the IMM would make CPU upgrades simpler and easier.

For instance, this laptop uses the Intel MMC-1 IMM. If another MMC-1 can be had for $50 (lets say it came from a Gateway or Compaq laptop) with a 400MHz Pentium II-PE, wouldn't an upgrade using this IMM be compatible with the Quantex notebook-- provided that it was accompanied by complementary BIOS, memory, and OS upgrades?
Posted on Saturday, February 7, 2004 - 2:27 am:   

what are the difference between pentium and pentium pro?
Moderator (Es)
Username: Es

Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Saturday, February 7, 2004 - 5:36 pm:   

In a nut shell:
Pentiums were introduced as a socket 5 cpu originally and later as a socket 7 mainly to consumers and small business. The pentium pro was introduced to the high end user and server segment in dual processor and single processor configurations in the Socket 8 and later was reengineered into the Pentium 2. The Celeron (also Pentium class)was introduced as the CPU for the masses from Intel. The Pentium line is still alive as is witnessed by the Pentium 3 and Pentium 4 lines from Intel as is the Celeron line. The Pentium for the server class ultimately became the sole role of the Xeon Processor.

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