So many new posts!
Let's see if I can answer all of them:
Originally Posted by BradleyW;13588067
I once had a pentium 3 at 800mhz core speed in an old acer travlemate 212T. Oldest CPU i have in the house is a single core 1.6ghz celeron single core. I once also had a P4 3.8Ghz HT. Not rare or unusual but it was an uncommon CPU at the time.
Hmmm, I guess the P4 3.8 Ghz was pretty rare. Those things were super expensive and were running on their thermal limits, unless you went with an aftermarket cooler. I read a review where they tested the 3.6 Ghz version, replaced the original thermal paste with some white silicon one and the chip started throttling under load. It really needed higher quality thermal paste, and ideally a better heatsink.
And then you also had the Gallatin Extreme Edition at 3.46 Ghz, which was as fast if not faster on the 775 platform.
Originally Posted by GIPrice;13588081
does the i7 975 count?
Well, I guess it might
I don't have any number on how well these sold. But considering most people bought the 920, and the 965 was the top model for a long time, the people with high-end rigs who wanted the best probably bought the 965 earlier anyway. So, unless someone provides some insight to the contrary, post your pics, and I'll add you!
Originally Posted by patawic;13588249
i have some old intel celerons that use a Slot 1 or slot 2 socket. I dont know if they are unusual or not though.
Dig them up, snap a few pics and post them! Let's see what you've got!
Originally Posted by EpicPie;13588259
awesome thread is awesome.
Originally Posted by Idiot;13588271
The cpu in the sig rig might count because it reports a 100 Mhz FSB when I can only find info on the 66 mhz fsb ones. (It is a system with a TDP of 10 watts)
Can you take a picture with your name next to it ? That would be awesome, and I'd add you to the club!
Originally Posted by N3C14R;13588486
Under Win XP, its terrible. Its like impossible to multitask, opening up a single window (My computer, My documents, Recycle bin, etc) makes the CPU usage spike up to 100% for a while.
But under Win 2000 it isn't all that bad, probably because it lacks all the eye candy and bloated services of XP.
A 600mhz Pentium 3 will still blow it out of the water though, regardless of what OS its running.
Thanks! I guess the best feature was it sipped power, isn't it ? Would make a good retro netbook chip to use with some light Linux distribution.
Originally Posted by otaku_ex;13588497
As I can see you really do like intel, don't you? All pentium 4 chips were crap.
Your generalization is wrong. Yes, the Willamette was crap, mainly because it was built on the old 180nm process the Pentium 3 was built on, and Intel couldn't do what it wanted with the design. The Prescott was also a mistake in the sense there were too many pipelines and it bewilders me that they hadn't realized there was a Mhz wall at around 4 Ghz with the tech at that time, so it would not scale almost at all.
The Northwood however was a very good chip. It was manufactured with 130nm tech, doubled the L2 cache amount, and introduced Hyperthreading.
Just for reference, when people say the Pentium 4 used too much power, bear in mind that a Pentium 4 Northwood, 2.8 Ghz, 512k L2 cache with HT and an 800Mhz FSB had almost the same TDP (69w) as a Pentium 4 Willamette, 1.7 Ghz, with 256Kb of L2 cache and 400 Mhz FSB (68w). Incidentally, a 65w TDP CPU is nowadays considered normal. And 95w CPU's, along with 125w and 130w are also common today. The difference is that there weren't the power saving features in the chips there are today and the heatsinks were not as well efficiently designed as they are today.
Also, the Northwoods were better than the Athlon XP CPU's AMD was releasing back then. The Northwoods were released in late 2001, and Intel won the performance race with AMD from then until late 2003, when AMD released the Athlon 64. That's 2 years of performance reign.
So, no, not all Pentium 4 chips were crap. The Northwood and Gallatin (Northwood with 2MB of L3 cache) P4's were great.
Originally Posted by grishkathefool;13588523
NoGuru has an E8700
I've seen him around the forum
I think I'll tell him to come here
Originally Posted by grishkathefool;13588700
okay, I confess, that was actually a sensor bug.
Here is another P4 oc:
I know that this particular cpu isn't considered "rare", but I thought I would share against some of the hate.
Can you please remove the WHITE color from your post (like I just did)? OCN Mods don't like it because google can blacklist OCN from their search results because of hidden text. And that ends up being bad for us all. Thanks!
Originally Posted by Artikbot;13588836
I have a couple of CPUs that never had a lot of success (one of them has 5 submissions on HWBot.org).
The first, and the one I love the most, is my beloved Opteron 1214 core Santa Ana, socket AM2, 1MB L2 cache and 2.2GHz stock speed. The most power hungry version, 103W TDP. Those were almost never used, the HE variant (65W TDP) was much more common.
The other one is an Athlon XP 1600+ core Thunderbird, boasting an astonishing clock speed of 1.4GHz. That thing was the real s**t back on the day.
I don't know how rare it is, but I have a socket 370 Pentium III core Coppermine boasting 1GHz. Jesus, it was DAMN fast when I bought it. Three years after I got the XP 1600+ that ran the first Halo with a GeForce 2... Med settings, 800x600, at above 30 FPS.
Will post pics when I have the occasion (the Opteron is running, the Pentium is somehow in a box, and so is the Athlon).
Is that Opteron rare ? I don't know much about them. If more people say it is, I'll add it (post pics /CPU-Z validation)
As Princess Garnet said concerning the P3 1Ghz, the speed itself is not very rare. I also have one. I have the 26w TDP, when there are others that have a 29w TDP. But I don't even know if that distinction makes it qualify as a rare chip. If someone knows, please do share.
Originally Posted by Doom;13588918
Here one I have had for years a Cyrix Cx 486 DX2 66, look at those gold pins.
Nice, but although it's from a small manufacturer, I doubt it was rare, as the 486 DX2 was the most popular CPU from the early nineties, and Intel, AMD and Cyrix (along with IBM branded ones I think) made those.
Originally Posted by un1b4ll;13589039
haha what a cool thread! I don't have anything nowadays but this makes me remember my Pentium Pro 150, mine was the only one I ever saw as most sold went straight to the 166. Also a dual (DUAL!) socket Pentium 3 system with the somewhat rare 667mhz chips. Ahhh, good times.
Thanks! The Pentium Pro was definitely somewhat rare, especially in the consumer space, as it wasn't optimized to run 16 bit code, which was still prevalent at the time, along with the price tag, as the chip was huge and not very cheap to make.
Originally Posted by slngsht;13590619
I'm rebenching my Via C3 1.2ghz chip on phase, but it has a cold boot bug. I'm going to have to run it on a waterchiller to get any successful bench runs out of it. However, I did successfully get it to 1.78ghz, which is a LOT better than my world record cpu-z hwbot submission of 1.43ghz
1.2 Ghz to 1.78 Ghz, now that is some nice overclock!
Speaking of VIA, I wish VIA just dropped the VIA name from their CPU's and brought the Cyrix brand back. Cyrix sounds soooo much better! Of course, at the same time they'd have to bring to market something worthy of the name too
Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo;13591970
I all so have an 66mgz pent
Post pics! I guess we can consider those unusual, as they ran hot, were expensive, not much faster (if at all - speaking of integer performance, of course) than a 486DX4, and had the FDIV bug.
Originally Posted by punker;13592791
Pentium 1 key chain Promo item
Pentium 60 or 66 MHz processor based die.
Now that's a genuine
Intel Pentium key chain.
it uses the Subset logo (The original "Intel Inside" logo.)and not the main logo
People need to stop making counterfeit ones
Wow! Nice find! That alone is probably a rare item! Never seen one of those before!
Is that a real CPU die in the keychain ? If it is, I'll add you to the list!
Originally Posted by kenolak;13594506
This baby needs some TLC, after a year of being stacked away, ... didn't think it was so dusty inside the case when i stopped using it! Even the bios had forgotten the time and had to reset to defaults. Never been OC'd as the mobo (p4p800-mx) is limited. Used as my daily room pc till just almost a year ago after, a solid 5-6 years.
I'll add you to the list! Very nice! Can you provide a CPU-Z validation link ?
Originally Posted by kenolak;13594556
Plenty of buyers. No one's willing to cough up the asking price though ( $200 ) which is understandable. Replacing it would be near impossible, which is the only reason I justify the high tag.
Going to look at the tandy's later today sometime. No clue what to expect from them. Haven't touched 'em since I got them.
no one is willing to cough up that price. Especially since the 3.2 Ghz goes by around half. I don't even have an 875P chipset based motherboard worthy of that chip. I would feel embarrassed to put such a mighty chip in an 848P, single channel DDR motherboard.
But I'll tell you something: if I win the lottery, I might buy one
Originally Posted by PCCstudent;13594624
I have a Pentinum 4 2.8GHz 400 MHz FSB in my Dell Dimension 4300s (it came with a Pentinum 4 1.4 GHz) This 2.8 is the fastest cpu the mobo will take. I really did not consider it rare (cost me 30.00 on ebay), but if you say so I am in.I tried to make a Netflixs machine out of it but came up a bit short (still stutters a bit and Netflixs says they can see the cpu is running at 92%, strange how they can tell every rig you are running). I use it as a web server but would like to get two 512mb RAM sticks and use it as an Untangle box.
Post pics or CPU-Z validation so I can add you!
What is also probably holding you back is the fact you are probably using a PC133 RAM chipset based motherboard (likely the Intel 845), that will bottleneck the system in many tasks too. But to handle 720p flash you really need a 3Ghz, or preferably a 3.2 or 3.4, all with 800Mhz FSB, HT, and DDR 400 RAM.
Originally Posted by fishhawk;13597261
I will post back some time later-this thread got me thinking of the old systems in my basement-my first computer was a k-6 II 450, wich i still have laying around-plus i have other intel and amds down there-besides my own-my sisters company upgraded all there computers about 4 years ago-she asked me if i wanted to look i said why not see whats left-i went there and it was you have to be kidding-a hallway was lined with like 50 computers-she said take all you want-everyone is scaving them-lol-they were all k-6II 450-500 and intel pentium II,s, mobos-ram-drives you name it-i will look and post later on what is collecting dust yet.
So, you got to collect a lot of parts from those computers ? Let us know what you got!
Originally Posted by punker;13597673
Intel should stop using NetBurst microarchitecture then
Since they still use it in the Intel atom. all it is a update Pentium 4 that uses less power and more cores.
No, the Atom is an entirely new design. They designed it from scratch. The Atom is an in-order design, while the P4 is an out-of-order design. That is one of the ways they have so little power consumption.
Originally Posted by Nburnes;13597722
The one in my sig rig *might* be counted as rare/unusual.
You're right, it might. Do you know if many of those were sold ? Not exactly if they unlocked successfully, but general sales of that specific model based on the Barcelona core ?
Originally Posted by cokezone;13598896
QX9750 stock 3.1ghz (unlocked multi) 45nm
Thanks! Did you take a picture of it when you had it ? Or can you give me a site that provides more info on it ? I'm really curious and want to add it to the list of examples.
I'm finding it hard how that chip could exist. 3.1 Ghz with a 1600 FSB would give a 7.75 multiplier (7.75 x 400 = 3100 Mhz). If I'm not wrong that is impossible. Intel only has full or half multipliers.