Originally posted by: DVR
Hi, I bought 3 so called Athlon XP 2500+s on ebay, the all are the same part number AXDA2500KV4D, but one is a browny-orange colour and the other two are green.
Now shouldn't all the same part numbers be the same colours ?
And one of them says AthlonXP on the little black label but only shows up as a Duron.
How can I identify if they're really what they say they are?
I don't think the color identifies anything, they probably just used whatever color the packaging plant has in stock.
If the chip is installed and running you could run one of the AMD utils, AMD CPUID or AMD CPUInfo
, there is also CPU-Z
The bios may also have an effect on these utilities, so you first have to make sure the bios supports the chips fully, but if it's just one out of 3 that says Duron then maybe it's a re-marked CPU or has been modified, look at the bridges on the face of the CPU to see if someone cut/joined the bridges.
btw, If you need specs for the OPN FAB51 is a pretty good