View Full Version : Potential awesome Celeron 533A deal.
07-16-2000, 02:50 AM
I didn't know Staples did processors until a couple of days ago. As we all know, Staples, on average, has higher prices than others. But when tactfully(key point, NO STACKING!) used, the coupons can make some awesome deals. The Celeron 533 is $113.49 there. The people around there aren't really sure whether it's a old chip or "celermine". So, shall we suggest what it is? If they will sell the 533A for that price, check it out:
Camera (free with $100 pur)
Paper (free with $50 pur)
$88.49 total, free shipping
see www.techbargains.com (http://www.techbargains.com) for the latest coupons
Let's do this thing!
07-16-2000, 03:36 AM
Don't bother with the Staples deal unless they lower their price on the 566 (it's not even posted yet). The reason why I wanted to do staples instead of buy.com is because with the Staples deal, you would get free inkjet paper, a camera, and free shipping.
07-16-2000, 04:10 AM
Umm... the celermines don't start until 566 I thought?
[This message has been edited by Bandito (edited 07-16-2000).]
07-16-2000, 05:21 AM
Nope, Celermines start at 533 MHz and 533A denotes a Coppermine core.
07-16-2000, 05:52 AM
OT - Anybody got an idea as to how high these chips will go in terms of clock speed? I plan on overclockin' the beans out of it if I get one...
The chicks just keep milkin' me for it...
07-16-2000, 01:10 PM
copied from staples website"Intel Celeron 533MHz 128KB Processor"Description:The Intel® Celeron™ processor is designed for Basic PC desktops, and is binary compatible with previous generation Intel architecture processors. The Intel Celeron processor provides good performance for applications running on advanced operating systems such as Windows 95, Windows NT and UNIX. This is achieved by integrating the
best attributes of Intel processors -- the dynamic execution performance of the P6 microarchitecture plus the capabilities of MMX™ technology -- bringing a balanced level of performance to the Basic PC buyers. The Intel Celeron processor offers the dependability you expect from Intel at an exceptional value. Systems based on Intel Celeron processors also include the latest features to simplify system management and lower the cost of ownership for small business and home environments./P
how do u find out if it's celermine..and what's the diffrence?
07-16-2000, 01:14 PM
Just went to Staples to check it out and ask them. They are not Celermine chips. BTW they had Diablo II for $40 after the $20 instant rebate that was stated in an earlier post--they said 'this week only' for the game.
07-16-2000, 01:24 PM
i just called staples up....it's not a celermine...it's boxed and has 3 year warranty and is socket version..
does anyone know where i can find a 533A celermine that is cheap...and what is the diffrence between a regular and celeron 2 precossor
07-16-2000, 01:46 PM
Well, some of you seem to not know about the new celerons...I'll explain:
-old core(maxing out at 580-650)
-no SSE instructions
-new core(maxing out at 850-1000)
As you can see, if you're an overclocker, the new celeron would be much better for you.
Even if you don't overclock, the SSE may help a bit.
NOW ONTO BUSINESS. They also have products available that are not on their website. They also sell the Celeron 566, but for as much as the P3 650. Why? Because it's not on their website, meaning they don't carry regular stock. If we can request the 566, this could work well.
07-16-2000, 01:58 PM
Thanx nwarawa and chosen fool..is the staples celeron a good deal or should i jump to the 533a one?
07-16-2000, 02:53 PM
Not only is the L2 cache halved on the CeleronII, the cache latency is also set to 2 (rather than the P3's latency of 0) which also hinders performance.
07-16-2000, 04:27 PM
i think i will just go for the 566 then....does pc100 sdram work with celeron chips?
07-17-2000, 01:28 AM
No matter what I do, I can't get my 466 to 630, whether it's a Golden Orb or FDP32(both with silver paste)...*sigh* I guess I have to live with 613...
07-17-2000, 01:30 AM
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07-17-2000, 02:37 AM
I have to agree with chosenfool on the Radio Shack paste. I use it also and have had excellent results. Here's a little link (http://unlimitedhardware.com/product_reviews_articles/thermal.htm) to help the argument for this cheap but effective goop.
07-17-2000, 06:37 AM
Here (http://2cooltek.safeshopper.com/9/130.htm?277) is the best heatsink grease you can buy.
Negligible electrical conductivity (similar to Radio Shack's Zink Oxide stuff) with the best thermal conductivity around. Excellent spreadability and texture as well.
07-17-2000, 07:52 AM
Has anyone had luck stacking Staples coupons recently? I have not.
07-17-2000, 12:07 PM
Arctic Silver is what I have (the stuff bdwilcox is taking about). It is the best stuff you can buy. In every round-up I've seen, it won. There are two types: small contact (coppermine), and large contact (well, anything with large contact area...)
They are 13.95 each. Not exactly cheap, but there is an inferior silver paste that sells for more! AND THIS STUFF IS NON-ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE! Go buy some NOW!
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