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    The reason AMD started this whole xp numbering process in the first place was an attempt to show consumers that clock speed does not mean everything.
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    It just goes to show that yo need to read what your buying before you buy it.
    "Caveat emptor", I believe is the phrase...
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    Also, AMD's official stance is that the AXP's number don't relate to intel, but rather to their own older Athlon core's. Now we all know the numbers are used to market against intel, but that's what amd says.
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    Yea, the AMD thing never has really bugged me, as well as ECS, I like my ECS boards in general. My 2500+ Barton and my 2.4g intel run side by side pretty much identical. It just makes me wonder where this whole 3100 thing came from. I had heard that the mobile processors are under-rated and the 1900 which I have (which is really a 1.6, all good) can run much higher speeds than what they are rated. I wonder if this is how they justify a "3100" processor? Frys is having another sale today....2500+ Barton and a Nvidia chipset mobo for $69......Grrrrrr.....If I had waited a day...just a day!
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    Actually they are playing the number game. They advertise a product misleadingly on a number that does not correspond to the actual clock speed. While not technically unlawful, why?

    Because people buy it. Because it creates confusion. Because AMD has been releasing a crapload of various CPU speeds (and models) over the past 2 years with no real way of tracking them unless you get a manual.

    http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/...30_118,00.html

    Then try to get anywhere from there. I am not going to get into the whole AMD vs Intel thing since it's a cutthroat debate like the apple vs PC one.

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    hmmm

    not sure about your model AMD chip.. but ihave a laptop with a M-2200+ .. for cooling reasons, the mobo will clock mine sometimes down to 500mhz.. and when i need the processing power, it cranks it back up to 1.81..

    i would think this is a good thing in a car enviornment.. less heat , less power consumption.. and when you need it, its there..

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    Yea, thats what i was thinking as far as clocking back and forth..when i run the Amd program that shows processor speed, it bounces all over the place. The thing seems pretty zippy, but i just wasnt sure how there mobile processors work. As far as an all in one setup, it is a really nice board, Micro Atx format and pretty decent video. If they come down in price (the one i got was $125) I wouldnt mind picking me up one.


    "the mobo will clock mine sometimes down to 500mhz"
    so what does it report the cpu as in the system properties...does it show it as a 500mhz?
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