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RE: [TCLUG:4691] building box, budget $1000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike E Semmler []On Behalf Of Michael
> Hicks
> Sent: Thursday, March 11, 1999 3:46 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [TCLUG:4691] building box, budget $1000
> > *motherboard   FIC 2011 or  FIC 2012  ~$30-50
> > *cpu  233MMX  ~$75       www.blacklabmicro
> I've heard (sorry, I didn't do any research..) that you can get a 300
> MHz Celeron + Motherboard for ~$150..  better than a P233, and just as
> good as a PII running at 300MHz..  If you find the right place to buy
> from, you can possibly get an overclockable celeron -- 450MHz for less
> than $200 (IIRC)


Stores that intentionally sell overclocked processors... GRRRR!
My first PC was a "486DX2/66" from Trident Micro on the west coast.  The
heat sink was glued to the chip... hmmmmm... A year and a half later, the
heat sink fell off and I saw, you guessed it, "486DX2/50".  They had
overclocked it and sold it to me at the higher price.

Now, if I had done the over-clocking myself, it's different! ;-)  All
current Celerons are over-clockable.  I've heard that Intel is going to
insert some circuitry to prevent overclocking in future chips, though.


Carl Patten
Systems Administrator
Trimodal Inc.