I am still looking to build a new system. I am looking at using the MSI K7 master s and DDR, but has the AMD Athlon (C) 1200 Mhz or better. Is there such an animal? Where can I buy it? I keep hearing about 'C', but can't seem to find one.
In a month or so GeForce3 graphic card will be out, Ge2 Ultra prices will drop (probably what I'll end up with), and all the 266FSB/PC2100DDR-SDRAM bugs will be ironed out (might be wishful thinking, try "some bugs ironed out"). That's when I plan to build.
Is this a retail-box?
It has 3yr. warranty.
The chip is blue.
"Dresden copper Athlons are blue and Austin, Texas Athlons with aluminum are green. It has to do with the polishing compound applied to the chip, and not the metal used."-from thread: <A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/modules.php?name=Forums&..." target="_new">Dresden Athlon C ???</A>
Why does it say "Package: <font color=red>OEM</font color=red>?
Can I get a MoBo with DDR that works?
Why the hell can't AMD give us a little info? Would they rather stop selling components to builders and deal with OEM manufacturers exclusively? I am going to research a P3 DDR system. All right, that is a little drastic, but I have been waiting to buy an Athlon/DDR system for months. How long does AMD think I will wait?
March 6, 2001 4:41:54 PM
Dunno about you Americans, but here in the UK I can walk down to my high-street store and buy a 1.2GHz C type Athlon today. (Yes it's C type). They're even pre-ordering 1.3GHz Athlons for next week...
~ I'm not AMD biased, I just think their chips are better. ~