View Full Version : K7 (Athlon) 700/750 retail - anything cheaper than $228?
07-27-2000, 02:33 PM
I found this processor at buyaib.com for $228 shipped. Is this the best deal out there?
I gotta get this really soon. My current system crashes 4+ times a day now.
07-27-2000, 03:41 PM
Try pricegrabber.com if you've already gone through pricewatch and killerapp (i don't even use this anymore).
If you've got an Amx. Express and haven't used the onvia coupon yet then with the pointclick you can theoretically get the P3 700 for 191. IMHO, I'd take a P3 over an Athlon any day, especially if it's cheaper.
Then again I don't know the setup of your current machine so this could be a useless reply.
07-27-2000, 03:46 PM
Sorry, didn't check if these were retail, got these off of pricegrabber.com:
Retailer Info. $215.95
Retailer Info. $229.92
07-27-2000, 06:03 PM
i got a bare k7 700 w/ motherboard for 260. but the deal is over. sorry.
07-28-2000, 02:16 PM
Are you looking for a Slot-A Athlon or a Thunderbird? I remember seeing a Slot-A 700 for well less than 200, both OEM and retail box. Try <a href=http://www.ibuyer.net>ibuyer.net</a> to search. Hope this helps.
07-28-2000, 03:49 PM
I have the Slot-A K7V motherboard.
I tried to order through Onvia through Pointclick but it didn't show that store as reimbursable. Since I already had $98 in Pointclick money, I got it at McGlen.com. I got the OEM, but oh well, with the $98 and 10% kickback from Pointclick it was the best buy. And I had to use my pointclick money by Aug. 31 or lose it anyway. (Even though I can only cash out $100 in a given month from pointclick.
07-28-2000, 04:01 PM
What CPU is your current system (the one crashing multiple times) comprised of- AMD or Intel?
07-28-2000, 04:58 PM
K62 350 but it's runing at 333 I think. It's a holy hunk of crap. I'm replacing both the motherboard and processor. BUT, i started out with Win98 and upgraded to NT, then Win2000, so I've put it through the ringer.
08-01-2000, 12:20 AM
has t-bird 700's for $189
intol is out of florida, and I've used them
before. They have excellent service.
08-01-2000, 06:01 AM
Go to http://www.pricewatch.com , type in barebones 700 under search and you will find a case, motherboard AND 700 processor for around $320.00
700 -- $177.95
750 -- $190.95
These are OEMs.
08-01-2000, 09:47 AM
Maggie-- spend the time reinstalling Win2000 from scratch to fix the crashing and THEN replace the processor/motherboard...
A faster processor will just make it crash 4 times faster if something is inheirently unstable... (and putting OS upgrade over OS upgrade is a good way to make a system unstable, Microsoft's marketing be damned)
[edited: Point being that a faster processor won't make the same system (same HD, etc) more stable-- if you knew that already, I didn't mean to sound like "duuuh"! I guess that's what I get working as a sysadmin who spends half the day hearing people saying because they bought a brand new machine it never should crash]
[This message has been edited by Justin42 (edited 08-01-2000).]
08-01-2000, 10:03 AM
Justin, that would be what I would do if I wasn't planning on blowing the whole darn drive away and starting with a fresh copy of everything. My processor should be here today/tomorrow so I figured today is CD-R burning day to get the important stuff off my system.
I did get a copy of that Fix-It software I posted in my Pricematch yesterday and it seems to have stabilized my system considerably. I still have to upgrade the hardware, and since this system has had 3 OS's, I'll just freshen the hard drive too.
Thanks! I appreciate you trying to help. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
Update: 30 seconds after posting this, my good-lookin' UPS guy showed up with my processor. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
[This message has been edited by MaggieOK (edited 08-01-2000).]
08-01-2000, 10:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Justin42:
spend the time reinstalling Win2000 from scratch to fix the crashing...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Haha, that's like an oxymoron.
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