kline at tao.thought.org
Wed Dec 14 11:21:12 PST 2005
On Wed, Dec 14, 2005 at 01:51:03PM -0500, Charles Swiger wrote:
> On Dec 14, 2005, at 12:10 PM, Gary Kline wrote:
> > I'm looking at buying a Celeron 3GHz m'board with the
> > Via chipset. I'm not familiar with the via, but according
> > to the Bsdforums, it works with FBSD. Does anybody know
> > what kind of builtin audio of video is onboard? In other
> > words, is this a good deal?
> You forgot to tell us which VIA chipset or MB-- there are lots and
> lots of VIA-based motherboards around, with a wide variety of hardware.
Here's the URL on the board. It looks okay, but then it was
written by salesmen:). I'm flying blind here.
> I wouldn't get a Celeron + VIA combo; I'd rather use an Intel MB with
> an Intel CPU, and I'd much rather get a Pentium-3/-M CPU then a
> Celeron. Otherwise, go with an VIA socket-A motherboard and a Athlon-
> XP/Barton/Sempron CPU, those should be quite inexpensive and yet
> perform quite well.
My hardware days date from the Vax 11/70, and it's hard to
keep track. But here's another question: What's wrong with
the Celeron? The "better" Intel would be another $100.
Re the Athlon, yes, it is a bit less, but doesn't it run
hotter than the Intel? Half of my platforms are Celeron
and I push them hard, but if AMD is just as good, then that's
the way to go.
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public service Unix
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