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AMD XP 1800 Question when Buying

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by WaRe, Jan 16, 2002.

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  1. WaRe

    WaRe Thread Starter

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    Ok my question is what is the difference between these 2:

    AMD ATHLON XP 1800+ 1.533GHz 1533Mhz OEM Socket A Palamino CPU
    AX1800DMT3C
    $153.99
    AMD Unveils New AMD Athlon™ XP Processor; Drives Initiative to Develop New Processor Performance Metric
    Add to Cart

    AMD ATHLON XP 1800+ 1.533GHz 1533Mhz Retail Box Socket A Palamino CPU
    AXP1800BOX
    $249.99
    AMD Unveils New AMD Athlon™ XP Processor; Drives Initiative to Develop New Processor Performance Metric. Retail Box comes with AMD direct Heatsink and fan AND 3 YR Direct Warranty



    Obvioulsy the retail has a 3 year warrenty and a heat sink but i am getting a custom one (heat sink that is) but is there a differnce between OEM and Retail?


    I need to make sure the OEM will fit my motherboard rather then the Retail (big price difference). I am getting the Abit KR7a Raid Board, the new one.

    Thanks
    Dennis
     
  2. slipe

    slipe

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    Make sure the seller gives you some guarantee on the OEM without a restock fee. 60 days is plenty to get the system together and sorted out. If it works for a month it will likely work until it is obsolete if you get a decent fan/heatsink. I don’t think the guarantee is worth the extra money.

    If Abit says it will take that processor the OEM will fit.
     
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