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# Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6400
# 2 x 2.13GHz, 1GHz FSB, 2MB Cache
# Microsoft Windows XP Media Center
# 2GB DDR RAM
# 400GB Hard Disk Drive
# Dual Layer DVD ReWriter Drive
# 512MB ATI Radeon X1600SE Graphics
# Built-in TV Tuner + Remote Control
# 802.11g Wireless Network Ready
# 19" Widescreen TFT Monitor

from http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/604718

2.13GHz is the overall clock speed, so it wouldnt be x2, does this mean they are falsely advertising this CPU?
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this seems to be a common trick used by ebayers. ive seen it a few times now. it is pretty lame and misleading for sure.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tUDJ View Post
# Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6400
# 2 x 2.13GHz, 1GHz FSB, 2MB Cache
# Microsoft Windows XP Media Center
# 2GB DDR RAM
# 400GB Hard Disk Drive
# Dual Layer DVD ReWriter Drive
# 512MB ATI Radeon X1600SE Graphics
# Built-in TV Tuner + Remote Control
# 802.11g Wireless Network Ready
# 19" Widescreen TFT Monitor

from http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/604718

2.13GHz is the overall clock speed, so it wouldnt be x2, does this mean they are falsely advertising this CPU?
Dual core probably... trying to make it sound more than it is.
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Well there is only 1FSB and only 1 2MB L2 cache, so they are wrong.
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post #5 of 24
Quote:
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# Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6400
# 2 x 2.13GHz, 1GHz FSB, 2MB Cache
As you know the E6400 is a dual core proc. I think what the seller was going for was (2 cores) X 2.13 GHZ, as in each core runs at 2.13 GHZ. False advertising, no, misleading, most definitely.
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yea it is dualcore but what i'm asking is, isnt that illegal? someone may buy that on the basis that it has 2x 2.13Ghz over the one down the road that is the same CPU but advertised as 2.13GHz.
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Misleading? Yes. Officially false? No. They use this as a trick to get noobs to buy dual-core CPUs, and they are allowed to do that because that is the specs of each core: Two 2.13GHz [cores]. Customers are expected to know that they mean cores by 2x.
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post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by tUDJ View Post
yea it is dualcore but what i'm asking is, isnt that illegal? someone may buy that on the basis that it has 2x 2.13Ghz over the one down the road that is the same CPU but advertised as 2.13GHz.
It's not false advertising...

it's two cores running at 2.13....

I understood it...why don't you? lol

that's how a lot of people write it.
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It is VERY hard to get someone for false advertising. All they have to say is, "Well, I didn't know they were going to read it that way, what I really meant was..." Bam... They are off the hook.
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post #10 of 24
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It's not false advertising...

it's two cores running at 2.13....

I understood it...why don't you? lol

that's how a lot of people write it.
i do understand it, but a m8 of mine who bought this PC a few days ago told me he had a core 2 duo 4.26GHz and i know he cant OC.

he bought it thinking he was getting a 4Ghz CPU and clearly fell into the trap
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