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Overclocker's fave Mendocino not supported by next generation Chipzilla chipsets

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If one were to ask Intel:

"I have heard that the Intel 815 and Intel 815E will not support Mendocino processors. Is that true?", any spin paramedic would naturally turn to their officially-approved Q&A sheet, and be duty bound to reply:

"Given the price/positioning of the 815 and 815E chipsets and the ramp down of the Mendocino processor, combined with customer feedback, it was determined that we would drop Mendocino support in the platform. By dropping support for Mendocino, we are able to refine our 133MHz FSB solution space and increase the robustness of the platform."

And if one were to be tempted to further probe:

"Will Mendocino processors work in 815 and 815E boards? Can I implement this combination if I choose?", the representative would read you the following answer:

"Intel will not validate this combination. If you feel that this combination must be supported in your product portfolio, have your FAE contact technical marketing in PCG, BMD, or ADC for technical analysis."

Ignoring references to FAEs, PCG, BMD and ADC (whatever or whomever they might be), the short story here is that all 0.25 micron Celerons are absolutely, completely and irrevocably, stone dead.

A million overclockers around the world will be falling on their soldering irons as their favourite chip shuffles off this mortal coil. ®

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