Originally posted by JohnZing Hi
I bought a server
with a AMD Atlon 2800 Mhz processor (the expensive solution)
Two weeks later i notice that in System Properties the processor is:
AMD Sempron(tm) a 1.6Ghz
I email support and they told me that 1.6 GHz is the system clock, but the overall performance is 2.8Ghz and that i can check that with a performance measure.
Sounds like you've got the wrong chip in the server, or they've misconfigured the motherboard. I accidentally set the FSB speed wrong and I underclocked a Sempron 2800. The CPU speed should be 2.0ghz if its a K7 Sempron 2800, but I think 1.6Ghz is correct for the K8 Sempron 2800 (why they did that, I have no idea).
imho you got a VW Beetle for the price of an Audi.Sure thing both are made by the same comapany,but,in the first case you will have some troubles running fast.
Check this problem with your provider.Sometimes the just goof with the configuration ,specially when the delay(order-deliver ) is short.
Originally posted by RazorBlue - Dan Sempron isn't a lower spec replacement for the Duron, it's actually a better spec chip than some of the older Athlons (Palomino, etc).
But point here being, he wasn't given what he ordered.
Yes, but an Athlon 2800 would have a barton core. There is no chance that a similar rated sempron could keep up with an athlon barton.
I feel that yes, you have been ripped off and you HAVE NOT got what you have paid for - however the Athlon>Sempron replacement is not uncommon in dedicated server providers, and is generally a "normal" thing to do in this industry. You WOULD be able to notice the difference between both processors in a server environment.
Just for a quick understandable comparison between Athlon and Sempron. I have a standard none-overclocked Athlon XP 2500 barton, with a default speed of 1.8GHz. I have confirmed that your host is right, a Sempron 2800 does run at 1.6GHz. There are also many other differences including cache (above mentioned Athlon has 512k, whilest Sempron 2800 has 256k).
My sempron 2400 (NOTE 2400) is a 1.6ghz, it is the socket a model, the Socket 754 model 2800 is 1.6ghz, and it will far outperform a Athlon XP 3000, as it is based on the new k8 chips. I think that you need to get a refund, as the socket A model you have is a 2400, not a 2800.
Your Sempron 2800 is a 1.6GHZ Socket 754 chip with hypertransport technology and embedded memory controller and NX bit buffer overflow protection. This chip is close to Opteron 140 and is much better than a Xeon 2.8GHZ, which has no hypertransport (old shared bus technology) and no embedded mem controller (a seperate chip sitting outside CPU and compete for the narrow 533 mhz bus)
I would say that it definately is not right to advertise a Athlon and give a customer a Sempron. I've used both of these products and Athlon definately out performs the Sempron.
Your course of action should be to first email your provider and tell them exactly what you think should be done. I wouldn't be mad about it or use any choice words. Ask them to provide some kind of proof and post it here. There are a lot of smart people on this board who will help you. Tell them exactly what you did to find out its a Sempron and let them know that you want this to be disproved or replaced.
Hope this helps.
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