WARNING! Via C3 vs P3

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Message 12885 - Posted: 27 Jul 2004, 23:12:24 UTC

WARNING!!I had a Via C3 1ghz running BOINC but it was so slow I had to replace it with a P3 1ghz. The Via C3 was doing a wu in about 25 hrs. Yes 25 hours vs P3 in about 8.5 hrs. And just for comparison a P2 400mhz will do a wu in about 15.5 hrs

Anyone want the Via C3?

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Message 12886 - Posted: 27 Jul 2004, 23:15:42 UTC - in response to Message 12885.  

> WARNING!!I had a Via C3 1ghz running BOINC but it was so slow I had to replace
> it with a P3 1ghz. The Via C3 was doing a wu in about 25 hrs. Yes 25 hours vs
> P3 in about 8.5 hrs. And just for comparison a P2 400mhz will do a wu in about
> 15.5 hrs
>
> Anyone want the Via C3?


It would probably work fine for a file server with BOINC running in the background anyway! It's not like 25 hours will hit the expiration date per WU if you exchange packets with SETI often.

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Message 12891 - Posted: 27 Jul 2004, 23:28:31 UTC - in response to Message 12886.  

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> It would probably work fine for a file server with BOINC running in the
> background anyway! It's not like 25 hours will hit the expiration date per WU
> if you exchange packets with SETI often.
>

I replaced it anyway and I'm not likley to buy another board to run it. I would rather get a case and put back together the dual P2-266 than do anything with the Via cpu

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Message 12983 - Posted: 28 Jul 2004, 5:05:53 UTC

You get what you pay for :)

VIA C3 is only usable for silent systems that don't need a lot of CPU-power.
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