Re: seti@home

Michael S. Lorrey (
Sun, 11 Jul 1999 01:43:33 -0400

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> Michael S. Lorrey writes:
> > A Celeron, put quite plainly, is a POS. It has a really pissy small
> > cache. A dual PII 450 actually is faster than just a 900 equivalence.
> Not so. An overclocked 300A (if you can get'em) is actually almost
> always faster than equivalent PII/450 (size doesn't always matter ;).
> Nota bene, there are also dual-CPU Celerons boards out there.
> Currently the best deal for the money by far.

They may be a deal gene, but they are still pieces of crap. The severe lack of on chip cache is a hindrance to anything but playing solitaire. Seeing my equipment guy deal with complaints about performance every day from people that buy celerons (and none from PII), I know why they are cheap.

Mike Lorrey