AMD Athlon (C) 1.2 or +

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.

Thanks All!
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  1. I saw one advertised in sunday paper (complete system). Have not found Box 1.2GHzC (266 FSB) chip for sale, yet. Check out <A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=faq&notfound=1&code=1" target="_new">Alienware & my hatred of mankind</A> thread and <A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=faq&notfound=1&code=1" target="_new">Stable's comments</A> on OEM/Box differences.

    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.
  2. The "C" has had some issue come up and many suppliers have delayed issueing them. I say by end of March they will start offering them again. As far as what the issues were I don't know.

    Someday I will stop asking all the questions!
  3. Hey, you can find them at <A HREF="http://www.monarchcomputer.com" target="_new">Monarch Computer</A> for cheap.

    - I don't write Tom's Hardware Guide, I just preach it"
  4. http://www.pcprogress.com will be getting the 1.33 gig 266 fsb athlons, eta is 3/12. There are other sites that will be offering the new 1.3 and 1.33's starting wednesday, just search on pricewatch.
  5. I went to Monarch. The MoBo/CPU combos they are selling are clearly marked <font color=green>Retail-Box</font color=green> (top of page). But, this is what I found for CPU alone:

    1.2 GHz AMD Athlon processor
    266 MHz Front Side Bus
    Performance enhancing cache
    Manufacturing process: 0.18 micron, Aluminum / Copper Interconnect
    Die Size: 117 mm2
    Number of Transistors / Die: 37 million
    Voltage: 1.75 V
    L2-Cache Location: On-Die
    L2-Cache Clock: 100% of Core Clock
    L2-Cache Size: 256 kB
    L2-Cache Data Path: 64-bit wide
    L2-Cache Organization: 16-way set associative
    Package: SocketA 'CPGA' <font color=red>(OEM only)</font color=red>
    Chipsets: AMD 750, AMD 760, VIA Apollo KT133
    <font color=green>3 Year Warranty included</font color=green>

    Code: 120904
    Price: $325.00
    Shipping Weight: 2.00 pounds

    <A HREF="http://www.monarchcomputer.com/images2/graphics/00000001/athlontbird.JPG" target="_new">pic of chip</A>

    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&file=faq&notfound=1&code=1" 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?
  6. 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. ~
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