Via C3

Regime
Regime
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Topic 187984

Hello there,

any VIA-C3 Owners out there?

Just wanted to know if they are really as slow as the benchmark indicates.

Greetings

Said

Paul D. Buck
Paul D. Buck
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Via C3

If they have a Celeron in them ... then yes ...

sscaggs
sscaggs
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I don't have a C3. The

I don't have a C3. The unfortunate answer is, yes, they are significantly slower than a comparably clocked amd or intel chip, especially in floating point, which is a particular weakness of those chips.
They were designed for low power consumption, not high performance computation.

Ned Ludd
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> Hello there, > > any

> Hello there,
>
> any VIA-C3 Owners out there?
>
> Just wanted to know if they are really as slow as the benchmark indicates.
>
> Greetings
>
> Said

The VIA-C3 is a fantastic processor. They run extremely well, don't put out heat at all (3 or 4 watts consumption vs. 70 watts for an Athlon or Pentium) and basically run like crazy.

I've got a number of them here -- you can have a whole system that runs at 30 watts.

.... but they don't do floating point math well at all and I wouldn't even think of running BOINC on them for that reason.



Regime
Regime
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Thanks for the answers. I

Thanks for the answers. I didn´t think much of fast computation when i bought the two c3 boards for some home infrastructure and convenience stuff ;) In fact it was for the low power consumption why i chose them. But whatsoever. No one said that this project must be done within a day's time.

Ned Ludd
Ned Ludd
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> Thanks for the answers. I

Message 5159 in response to message 5158

> Thanks for the answers. I didn´t think much of fast computation when i bought
> the two c3 boards for some home infrastructure and convenience stuff ;) In
> fact it was for the low power consumption why i chose them. But whatsoever. No
> one said that this project must be done within a day's time.

The word "glacial" comes to mind, but it'd be interesting to see what happens when you try it.



SunRedRX7
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Yep, I run one for

Yep, I run one for Predictor@home since they have the smallest WUs.
http://predictor.scripps.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=62876

Takes about 6.7hrs to do a WU vs under 1 hr for my XP .

For the amount of power it uses, I don't mind leaving it on, and if its gonna be on, it might as well be working on something.

For a CPU/Motherboard combo that cost me under $5 it aint that bad.

> Hello there,
>
> any VIA-C3 Owners out there?
>
> Just wanted to know if they are really as slow as the benchmark indicates.
>
> Greetings
>
> Said
>
>

Regime
Regime
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Hi, just got my first

Hi,

just got my first credits. It seems, that my C3 takes more than 75 hrs for one result ;)

Greets

Said

SunRedRX7
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If your curious, Boincsynergy

Message 5162 in response to message 5161

If your curious, Boincsynergy stats shows 12 CentaurHauls VIA Nehemiah crunching einstein.

#295 at time of posting
http://www.boincsynergy.com/stats/cpus.php?show=2&sort=NUM&project=eah

Tim Lindner
Tim Lindner
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Hello, I have a router

Hello,
I have a router running with a VIA C3 1 GHz Nehemia CPU.
I have joined the VIA C3 Slow Motion Team, but I don't appear on the Team List?

Hallo Regime Du kannst mir auch in Deutsch antworten, bin ja auch aus Deutschland
;-)

Hmm und ich habe aus meiner Firma ca. 100 Mainboards komplett mit Speicher und VIA
C3 CPUs geschenkt bekommen, die würde ich gerne alle vernetzen und mit ins Team
nehmen! Zumindest versuche ich ein paar davon möglichst einfach und platzsparend
als eine art Cluster zu verwenden... Es sind 700 MHz VIA C3s.
Antworte mal! Danke!

Keck_Komputers
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You will not show up on the

You will not show up on the team list until you are granted some credit for the team.

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