I think the whole point is that the C3 is something new to tinker around with. Also it's a chance for us Intel users to OC with the multiplier for a change
All the reviews I've read show that the 800mhz C3 is about equal to a P3 500 for half the cost. Not to mention the C3 does not require a fan, so it's totally silent...I think the C3 is freakin badass, even tho it's a bit slow. Good for all but games- if you are building a firewall box, MP3 box, storage server, pretty much anything that does not require breakneck speed, the C3 is your chip. Cheap and silent, hell of a good combo!
The real question is- Do they work in SMP?? wow, that would be a great & cheap way to dive into the dually world....
Can they be installed on any Intel mobo( socket-370 )? Just asking because of the firewall idea.(of course the case has to be small , silent and preferably portable-AH the Shuttle case )This case has an intel mobo so can they be put (even hammered ) in there?
I have the Via C3 550 And I plan to overclock it but I just don't have a good heat sync for it. I would But my old socket A heat sync on it but to many Capacitors in the way. Any one have any suggestions for a good one to try?