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Created On: 10/08/2003 02:06 PM
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 10/08/2003 02:06 PM
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Zeratul
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Hello,

Two days ago I bought an XP2400+ to upgrade my 700MHz Duron PC. The processor was "retail" type, but the box was already opened. I would like to know if there is another way to determine if it's a boxed processor, then to check the serial number with AMD Tech Support.

And one more thing: my CPU idles at 51°C/124°F (with the system at 40°C/104°F), while at load reaches 58°C/136°F (system at 44°C/111°F), with the AMD stock cooler. The temperatures are read with the motherboard's sensors (ECS K7S5A, chipset SiS 735). Should I seek to lower the temperatures? The easiest to find cooler in my area, and with reasonable reviews regarding cooling capacity and noise, is Spire WhisperRock IV.

Thanks.
 10/08/2003 03:02 PM
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[borg]
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actually "boxed" doesn't mean that the box is open, boxed cpus come with a stock heatsink
maybe just ask for another one, or examine it very carefully

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 10/08/2003 04:44 PM
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Zeratul
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Okay, I was not very clear. What I meant was that the box which enclosed the processor and its HSF wasn't sealed. Just for the peace of my mind, I want to be sure that the processor wasn't replaced by some naughty salesman with a re-marked one (in the worst case). Sure, I could have refused it, but I hope it was not necessary.
Otherwise, the CPU runs flawlessly, with the temperatures indicated above.
 10/08/2003 05:52 PM
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Dave Graham
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AFAIK, the "retail" boxes are made of sealed plastic. The processor you received would have had to be opened (perhaps a returned unit?)

cheers,

dave

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