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barythrin
June 20th, 2013, 02:37 PM
Sorta lol to myself. "So this is what it's come down to eh?" Goodwill selling CPUs as mosaic tiles (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-78-Lbs-Mosaics-Tiles-CPU-Pentium-Intel-Processor-Socket-478-Au-Metal-/321143404089)

I do ponder however what sort of art work could become of them.

Unknown_K
June 20th, 2013, 02:51 PM
Some scrapper will pick those up and recycle them (and for much more then $10).

Even the low content green fiber CPUs (P3 etc) are $6.50 a lb.

SpidersWeb
June 20th, 2013, 02:52 PM
If they were local, I'd be tempted to use them as kitchen tiles.

arrow_runner
June 20th, 2013, 05:27 PM
Well, that escalated quickly. ($250 bid in the final seconds)

Unknown_K
June 20th, 2013, 05:55 PM
Somebody will make some cash with those.

Hatta
June 21st, 2013, 05:27 AM
At least they're socket 478. Nothing good uses that socket.

Agent Orange
June 21st, 2013, 06:27 AM
At least they're socket 478. Nothing good uses that socket.

Oh-oh, the Celeron crowd is going to be looking for you. :nervous:

Hatta
June 21st, 2013, 07:21 AM
I don't know what's to like about socket 478 Celerons. Celeron 300A was great for overclocking. Tualatin Celerons are about the fastest you can put in a board with ISA slots. Socket 478 celerons are all based on P4s which are clocked high and run hot, but don't perform all that well. If you really want a P4 based celeron, the best ones run on LGA775 anyway.


What's the appeal of socket 478 celerons? I used AMD hardware during that era, and I still prefer it. Came back to Intel when they released the Core2 and they've been stomping AMD ever since.

Unknown_K
June 21st, 2013, 02:15 PM
Outside of P4 mobiles (common as hell in laptops) I only have 1 478 P4 with HT around here, but have a ton of AMD 64's on the same era. P4's with HT are the only ones that are interesting in the 478 socket, the later LGA775's are better if you really want a p4.

I think the Opterons are decent compared to the Core2's.

SpidersWeb
June 21st, 2013, 05:16 PM
I think the Opterons are decent compared to the Core2's.

Decent yep, and on a budget would give you the best performance for your dollar.

But if you were overclocking, Core 2 was like discovering jesus.
I actually want a Celeron 300A and Core 2 Duo in my collection at some point. Two processors I strongly remember as being nutty overclockers.

(Although the Celeron is kind of a cheat, it was a Pentium 2 450 in disguise)