I have three of these and they've been really good coolers but lately I haven't seen them anywhere. Found where they can still be bought from, The Wal-Mart website of all places but they are there. Roughly $24.00 to get one but nowadays with a lack of good chipset coolers you can buy for things like Socket A boards and such they are worth checking out.
These are all copper units and I can attest to how well they work with my 939 DFI's and other boards too - As said they even work with Socket A boards inspite of the smaller footprint they have.
EDIT: I did forget to mention these will have clearance problems with boards like the 939 DFI's have with larger-bodied coolers, for those I suggest the low profile Evercool cooler - However they do a good job with smaller cards ran for some 2D benching with those boards. With an Socket A there are no clearance problems. Have one mounted on one of my A's and can post a pic so you'll have an idea of it's actual size - Will do that in a few.
zila1: If you liked that mouse that much another type or brand may not suit you. If you can find another one, I would get it. Maybe two more if you can swing it and put one away.
Aug 7, 2022 20:05:58 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: Any suggestions, or should I just get another of the same mouse? I did get a lot of years from it....
Aug 7, 2022 17:51:51 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: I dislike my new mouse. Need suggestions. Was spoiled for a long time with a Razor mamba tournament edition. The mouse wheel has 4 buttons on it's own, I liked the side to side page scroll feature it had. The lazer wigz out occasionally.
Aug 7, 2022 17:50:46 GMT -5
antinomy: So if you lack of sex, VIA's here to help you
Aug 6, 2022 18:15:01 GMT -5
antinomy: Nano has twice performance for same clocks against the older C7. But compatibility is a bitch. Bench(f**n)mate won't run on it, W10 didn't run too (maybe there is some build that will), some benchmarks are finicky about VIAs.
Aug 6, 2022 18:14:45 GMT -5
antinomy: The architecture has changed a few times. C3 is like the stone age. Superseeded by C7. Don't remember about IPC but the bus changed from P6 arch (Pentium 2/3) to quad-pumped (Pentium 4/Core2). Then it has been replaced by Isaiah architecture (VIA Nano).
Aug 6, 2022 18:12:45 GMT -5
austin86: yeah the c3 was a slow chip, some of the zhaoxin CPUs use VIA architecture too.
Aug 4, 2022 11:28:46 GMT -5
Macsbeach98: And dont go much better either
Aug 3, 2022 16:34:57 GMT -5
Mr.Scott: I have a few VIA's. Not much different than PIII's.
Aug 3, 2022 15:21:08 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: No, haven't gotten into VIA processors actually. Figure try and recoup the spending on the board even though I really like it.
Aug 3, 2022 10:56:14 GMT -5
austin86: Have you ever played with VIA CPUs? they have some very low TDP. many are sub 20w
Aug 3, 2022 8:30:33 GMT -5
austin86: Cool idea. the b660 is a good chipset albeit a little simple. I do have a Asus csm board so my experience could be gimped.
Aug 3, 2022 8:30:06 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: Try to build a sub 100w system. Then maybe sell it. Just a thought at this point. Bit have a B660-I it would work perfect with.
Aug 2, 2022 16:18:44 GMT -5
austin86: I almost got one of the faster Pentium's, what will you be using it for?
Aug 2, 2022 9:05:30 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: I was thinking of building with a celeron or Pentium gold. Like 59 bucks for a dual core lga 1700
Aug 1, 2022 20:25:13 GMT -5
austin86: I got my 12100f on ebay for about 96 dolors before tax/shipping. its a lot of CPU for the price
Aug 1, 2022 8:09:56 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: Celeron and Petium gold are both under 100 bucks. 12th gen.
Aug 1, 2022 7:35:53 GMT -5
george: my workshop 5600G been really rock solid, not one hick-up so far, pulls good. wife's old i3 still pulls good also, though I do not have experience of the newer i3's though.
Jul 31, 2022 20:01:19 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: the kids 1st and 2nd get chips to 5000 series. APU for my Daughter I think and 5600X for my youngest son.
Jul 31, 2022 14:19:42 GMT -5