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post #31 of 40
people who buy prebuilt systems arent as computer savvy as most of us here and dont know much of overclocking and they kill their systems. why would dell do this? it would just cost them more money.
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Originally Posted by MrBungle View Post
all you people that have never owned a nice Dell need to stop bashing them, because you don't know what you're talking about. i won't buy another Dell because they're a royal pain to upgrade and customize. i don't like all the proprietary technology on them. but that doesn't mean they build crappy computers.

the fact is that they use very high quality, name brand components in their computers. they also come with good warranties and 24/7 customer support, which most people find very reassuring. don't assume they're cheap computers just because you hear other people talking trash.
I bought a dell, for my sister.. I got ripped off and paid nearly 1000. She just WANTED a Dell so much .-.

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Wrong. Every computer from Dell in the XPS series has an unlocked BIOS.

The most part, it's unlocked but the lock the CPU volts at 1.6
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Still these chips doing 3.73Ghz.. either they are going through chips like candy and that's where the huge cost comes from or they just clock that high.

Think they clock all the chips up and see which ones can take what then put the ones that wont clock in regular systems?
The problem, Modki, was that Dell was not running enough stability tests and these machines were not 100%. Review systems they sent out were crashing (not cool). They were speed-binning the heck out of the chips and still couldn't come up with what they were promising. If a member of OCN had a sky high stack of processors, I'm sure we'd have a whole lot more 3.7ghz quads floating around too, but we don't have dell's resources.
    
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Dell got C2Ds to 3.73Ghz, wow the force is with them?
They're unstable, the force frowned upon them.
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A Freaking Dell Rep said this?

"but once they start overclocking, it's their responsibility to support and warrantee the chips"

Are you kidding me? Jesus Christ, Dell Stick to your lower price machines that aren't over-priced steel pieces of crap.
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A Freaking Dell Rep said this?

"but once they start overclocking, it's their responsibility to support and warrantee the chips"

Are you kidding me? Jesus Christ, Dell Stick to your lower price machines that aren't over-priced steel pieces of crap.
Uh, no the Intel rep said this. Calm down. Dell should just go for a much more "modest" overclock, like ~3.4ghz.
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I bought a dell, for my sister.. I got ripped off and paid nearly 1000. She just WANTED a Dell so much .-.




The most part, it's unlocked but the lock the CPU volts at 1.6
and that my friend, is what we call "good advertising"
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and that my friend, is what we call "good advertising"
It's actually called 'a stupid ignorant customer'.


... same thing really.
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It's actually called 'a stupid ignorant customer'.


... same thing really.
Note that it wasn't recent as any PC now-a-days if someone even asks me which Dell to get I refuse to help them.

They did have some nice advertising though, was trying to get a good budget PC and came out to a grade but PC parts were very expensive them so hm.
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