Wibla, you were way ahead of me when I had one, and sometimes two, machines not running. Even know if I stop to sneeze you will pass me.
This is the first time in months I stopped checking prices and yes they are down, but not that much. The Q6600 at NewEgg is still $219, and the selection of 45nm quads in stock is very small. This is not what I call technological progress. Even the E8400 is still $185.
You would think as energy costs rise more companies with many servers would be looking at cpus that use less electricity. The guy over at extremeoverclocking.com has cut his electrical use by a large margin, using less power now at full load than his prior systems used at idle!!!!
How are socket 775 Xeons different that regular 775 processors besides perhaps a larger cache????
I'd like to get one before Intel makes them all FSB1600 (real 400MHz FSB). Those will be very difficult to OC and they will have very low multipiers.
Oh, they have a baby 45nm dual core. Its 2.53MHz and FSB is 266, multipier 9.5, for $139, and they cut the cache to 3MB, but that's a lot more than those 2MB and 1MB super low cost dual cores out there. But I think Iganu's 80 watt Q6600 undervolted is the cheapest way to fold right now.