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Whats the Diff??? Noob CPU question

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January 3, 2002 2:53:44 AM

Dudes--Noob quote as follows--I wanna get the new AMD 1900. But what the hells the diff.? I found a Palomino Athlon XP 1900+ (1.60 ghx, 256kb, 266 mhz, socket A)-retail box for $268.00. And then a AMD 1900 XP plus OEM for $236.00. Whats the difference? Whats OEM? I have a Epox 8kha+ via kt266A MoBo.

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January 3, 2002 3:06:50 AM

The Retail Version comes with Heat Sink and Fan. Nicely packaged and protected in a Box. The OEM is just the Processor Chip, usually in a plastic cup. The OEM Version, you will have to buy a Heat Sink and Fan.

Just a note, if you buy the Retail Version. AMD is providing proper cooling and any replacement fan is not required.

I myself have the Epox 8KHA+ and an AMD Athlon 1800+XP also known as the Palamino. I purchased the Retail Version, and am completely satisfied with this combination and 512 meg of Crucial PC2100 Ram.

AMD Athlon XP 1800+, Epox 8KHA+, Windows XP Home
January 3, 2002 3:11:43 AM

Thanx a lot man, I have six fans allready!! the result of a bad Asus A7A266 experience..
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January 3, 2002 3:13:40 AM

Er, you did know that the A7A266 reports the temps 10C too high, no?

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
January 3, 2002 3:21:27 AM

What exactly is Palomino...I thought it was a horse? My ASUS said it was Palomino something too? Just wondering thanx for the help guys, im tryin to learn.

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January 3, 2002 3:23:20 AM

It's a horse. It's also a name AMD uses for a processor core. Different major revisions carry different names.

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
January 3, 2002 3:26:51 AM

Im still lost... I just want a AMD 1.9. just the proc. I have plenty"o fans.. So I get the OEM.... right?
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January 3, 2002 4:15:54 AM

Whatever you like. They're the same thing. The Retail Boxed unit comes with a longer warrantee, the OEM is cheaper.

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
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January 3, 2002 4:41:09 AM

retail
3 year warranty
CPU chip
heatsink + fan combo for socket A
AMD sticker :D  :D 
manual on installation and stuff
OEM
1 year warranty
CPU chip

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January 3, 2002 4:43:43 AM

Yes, 3 years on Retail, whatever the dealer offers on OEM.

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
January 3, 2002 6:36:42 AM

Quote:
Im still lost... I just want a AMD 1.9. just the proc. I have plenty"o fans.. So I get the OEM.... right?

The retail version also comes with a 3 year warranty. OEM versions come with no manufacturer's warranty. You only get the 30 day money back guarantee from the shop at which you make the purchase.

Also note that there is no AMD Athlon XP 1.9. There is only the "Athlon XP 1900+", which is a marketing term for a 1.6GHz Athlon "XP" (Palomino). When you run utilities such as WCPUID you will be correctly informed that it is a 1.6GHz Athlon XP processor.

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