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Two out of three leaves ample room for improvement#

Wed, 29 Sep 2004 19:48:30 +0000

Two out of three leaves ample room for improvement. My order from Dabs arrived today; 512MB RAM as ordered, Asus K8V-SE mobo ditto, and an Athlon XP with a sticker which incorrectly claimed it was an Athlon 64. Bunch of muppets.

For the people who know as much about current PC hardware as I did last week, know that the Athlon XP and Athlon 64 are entirely different beasts in most practical respects. They run different code, fit different motherboards and are different physical shapes. They also, for what it's worth, come in different packaging: the clearly visible printing on the box that said "Athlon XP" was my first clue that something was not supplied As Described.