[RndTbl] Need a CPU upgrade

Kevin McGregor kmcgregor at shaw.ca
Tue Sep 27 21:26:42 CDT 2005

This is not a Unix-related question (yet), but I was wondering if anyone 
on this list knew of a vendor who can get 1 GHz Pentium 3 (Slot 1) CPUs 
for a Compaq ProLiant DL380 3U rack-mount server. We have this server at 
work with a single 733 MHz P3, and it's dual-capable. Our "Preferred" 
vendor is Insight Canada, and they want $ 2,641 for a 1 GHz P3. Yep, 
more than the cost of a new server or two for a stinkin' 5.5-year-old 
CPU which was US$990 at introduction!

And I know they're available for less than $100 on eBay. Apparently 
<someone much higher up in the organization> thinks a 97% discount would 
look bad if it became public that we bought something via eBay.

So, any suggestions?

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