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monkeymedia

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my PC was bought as an athlon 2.1ghz, which was fine however a couple of weeks later i noticed that when booting up the processor details had changed to read as a 1.6ghz processor. (this definitely changed i.e. it was not like this from initial purchase).

i proceeded to take the machine back where this was sorted out and the details then read correctly on booting up, however, the same thing has happened again.

I have checked the speed of the processor using Everest and it is running at 1.3ghz, i understand that a processor will not necessarily run at its full speed however 800mhz is too much of a loss!

why is this happening and how do i fix it?

cheers in advance for any help :tazz:
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Welcome to G2G

Just need to check something with you quickly:
You said you bought the system as a 2.1GHz Athlon. Was this definately 2.1GHz as opposed to an Athlon 2100+?

If so, can you find out exactly which processor you have? i.e Athlon XP 3000+ (Barton) for example. You should be able to find this info using Everest.

Can you also find out, using everest, which motherboard you have (make & model) and what your ram is? ie. DDR 400 for example.
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Everest tells me,

Motherboard - ECS K7S5A (Elitegroup Computer Systems)
CPUID - AMD Athlon XP 1500+
RAM - 512MB PC2100 DDR

Clock Speed - 1300Mhz

However the PC was sold to me as a XP 2100+, thus it seems that i have not been sold what was paid for?

Edited by monkeymedia, 11 September 2005 - 03:29 AM.

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Yep, it looks like you've been mislead on the cpu speed by the people that sold you the system I'm afraid.

An Athlon XP 1500+ should be running at about 1.3GHz, which it is.
An Athlon XP 2100+ will run at around 1.7GHz. (You have to remember that the number before the + sign, eg 2100+ represents the performance rating, not the actual speed itself).

I would go back to the place that sold you the computer & demand an upgrade or a refund.
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