Intel To Discontinue Pentium II

Moderator: News Team

Post Reply
BeOS Forever
Posts: 1385
Joined: Wed Jul 24, 2002 8:25 am
Location: UK

Intel To Discontinue Pentium II

Post by InactiveX » Fri Dec 03, 2004 1:33 pm

Intel is to discontinue the Pentium II, of which our beloved Celeron is a variant.

Click Here

I was astonished to read that the chips are still being sold. A fine testament to a great CPU.
Like Not a member?
Then why the hell not? It's great!
-> Membership <-

Posts: 1043
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:30 am
Location: Houston, TX

Post by davd_bob » Fri Dec 03, 2004 11:26 pm

All I can say is WOW.

Why would anyone pay Intel$ price for something they can get free at the dump or for shipping costs on Ebay?

I got a pair of P-II/350s recently. I put them on a P-III board and OCed them to 465. All worked great. I kinda wish I could get a free dual slot-1 board now.
Well, maybe not.
There are *almost* no bad BP6s. There are mostly bad caps.

No BP6s remaining
Athlon 2800
Sempron 2000
ViaCPU laptop with Vista.(Works great after bumping ram to 2Gig)
P-III 850@100

Linux Guru
Posts: 687
Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2003 5:57 pm
Location: Sweden

Post by purrkur » Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:52 pm

The reason why Intel is still making them (and why they will still be on sale until 2006) is because of embedded applications and not desktop computers.

Embedded applications are most of the time very dependent on batteries or very "tight" power sources. Today's CPU's are using a fast clock which means that they draw more current which is bad. Things like SSE and faster FSB's don't usually mean much to embedded apps.
2x533MHz@544MHz, 2.0V
640MB PC100 memory
Realtek RTL-8139 NIC
Maxtor 6Y080L0 80GB hdd
Debian Linux stable with 2.4.8 kernel

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest