Had a good chat with PC Nut - C300a slot version is nowhere to be found. If you can find one, grab it; I would guess that the Celeron cores are being diverted to the C366a and C400a. Intel's not stupid - why make c300a's when you can sell the same core in the C366a and C400a at a higher price?
Een vergelijkbaar verhaal had Russ gisteren te vertellen in het Celery Report #4 op AnandTech:
There are two things that tell me that it is. The first is supply, or actually lack of it. The CPU, at least in the retail flavor, has become damned hard to find. What were once 100 chip orders at one price have quickly become 50 chip orders at a higher price. I was still able to find processors this week, but they're commanding a hefty premium. Also, before it was a simple matter of telling my supplier, "Get me a hundred chips", and after a quick phone call, the order was on it's way.
That has become a dozen phone calls to scrape up 50 chips from multiple sources. Even the giant distributors such as Ingram Micro and Tech Data can no longer get inventory. But, since these guys buy in the thousands and tens of thousands, they are first to run dry. The smaller suppliers and retailers still have a few because they're not demanding such large purchases. So supply is definitely drying up.
Dus wie nog snel een Slot1 C300A wil meenemen moet snel zijn. Er is echter hoop, want met Abit's nieuwe BM6 socket370 moederbord blijven er genoeg mogelijkheden om de PPGA Celeron te overklokken.
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