Careful to Mobile CPU buyers! false advertising!
I just bought a Ecs L7Vmm3 motherboard with an integrated AMD "3100a+" processor for a system build I was doing for a friend. So....after loading XP I find out it is a mobile 1900, which is only a 1.6. For some reason, they are calling a mobile 1900 a 3100A+ now. Supposedly the mobile can change it processing speed, so it can reach 3100, but it will always report as a 1900. Seems very misleading. I am not sure if this is AMD's idea of a joke, or ECS and all the other mobo manufacturers that use these integrated chips playing with numbers, but I dont find it very amusing. I could have bought a 2500 barton and seperate mobo, and a video card for only a few bucks more than this all in one.
So....what does everyone think of these Mobile processors? I feel bad after recommending this setup, I feel like I am the one that mislead my customer/friend and I really need to hear some positive stuff before I start emailing the companies and pitching a fit.