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Old 09-21-2004, 11:59 PM   #16
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did they do this for you for free?


the hardware they put in is completly trash compared to the hardware they took out. I think your getting screwed.


the video card may be better, but why woudl they change the mainboard, esp without asking you?
 
Old 09-22-2004, 01:02 AM   #17
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i dunno about that, but go out and get youself one of the new sempron 3000's their selling for 150 bucks.
 
Old 09-22-2004, 05:10 AM   #18
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Hmm, 24bit vs 32bit X might be glx relevant, I run on 24 bit with a selfcompiled kernel Nvidia module.

Anyway, doesn't really matter, I think you should go back and tell them to stick their Processor where the sun doesn't shine.

Even if the graphics card is better, any non graphic thing will run slower. So in a game your AI/and anything else would have a significant performance loss.
 
Old 09-22-2004, 04:07 PM   #19
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... the original problem occured when there was not output to the monitor... from what the guy on the technical line said it could be a graphics card problem and send it in... but as i've said earlier when it came back it came with a better graphics card and from my looking into the BIOS its got more configurable options in the BIOS than on the one that was replaced... but as it was a 25% speed decrease on processor as was pointed out by one of the members in this forum... i did talk over the situation with the technical line person who said send it back for them to look into it... and it was picked up today in the morning...
 
Old 09-22-2004, 05:37 PM   #20
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...i did talk over the situation with the technical line person who said send it back for them to look into it... and it was picked up today in the morning...
Just curious - what did they do this time?
 
Old 09-22-2004, 06:33 PM   #21
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after i explained what had happened... he said to hold on the line and disappeared for a while and then came back to say... got in to the BIOS and select the option "Load Optimized Defaults" and reboot the PC... after that went in to WinXP> My Computer> Right Click> Properties and it still said Athlon-XP 1800+ ~ 1500Mhz... ... then he said its best to send the machine in...
 
Old 09-23-2004, 08:34 AM   #22
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i did have a Athlon-xp 2400+ which ran at 2GHz

Was that overclocked or something?
 
Old 09-23-2004, 04:22 PM   #23
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nope that was the speed the processosr ran... when i got it outa its original box...

coz on command line : cat /proc/cpuinfo the CPU speed was 1999Mhz and a bit, which is roughly 2GHz...
 
Old 09-24-2004, 10:08 AM   #24
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I'm not sure about 2400+'s clock speed, but am pretty sure that 2500+ runs at about 1800 MHZ and 2800+ at about 2000-2100 MHZ, so it's unlikely for a 2400+ to run at 2 GHZ.
 
Old 09-24-2004, 10:35 AM   #25
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I'm not sure about 2400+'s clock speed, but am pretty sure that 2500+ runs at about 1800 MHZ and 2800+ at about 2000-2100 MHZ, so it's unlikely for a 2400+ to run at 2 GHZ.
The Athlon XP 2400+ Model 10 is a 266MHz cpu with a 256K L2 cache
that's rated at 2000MHz by AMD. If I'm not mistaken, they might have
a 333MHz bus model, also, but I think that didn't start until 2500+
 
Old 09-25-2004, 04:48 PM   #26
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i had a similair problem with emachines. i think that its a problem with the fsb jumper?

my 2800 came back after an RMA at 2200 speeds. they had the jumper in the wrong way and my fsb was 133 instead of 166.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 05:35 AM   #27
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yeah... that could have been what had happend..
http://www.icronticforums.com/showthread.php?t=5054

after ur post i searched on google a bit and came across the above...

wish i had come across this info before i had sent the PC back to the repair centre...
 
  


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