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Rory Witham Mar 22, 2005, 06:39pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: FX55 SO SLOOOWWW and Not recommended
I stand by my statement, I do prefer bein small time, I have other reasons but, I am sure that there guy and HP and Dell did start making good PCs, In fact I know they did, but the mass volume of systems has lead them to cutting corners and there is a larger volume of bad systems that are shipped out faulty and with a "personal touch" they simply clone the systems and thats it..

like with the personal touch pegeot when they let a few 1000 cars with a small fault that carried right thought a large amount thats now effected there sales.

All the systems that we build are all personally built and there preinstalled with a real disc that is supplied there configured with all the hardware and all the software including setting up security which alot of people dont know how to. then we do all the updates, then the systems are tested and we do try to break them to ensure they dont fail when they are sent out..
This has proved good as it limits failure, call outs and money...

Also walmart Vs the small shop, there is a choice from both but when you go for quality then you head out to the smaller shop, meats in paticular i find the water content and the quality poor in all supermarkets and quite alot in most shops but I now travel 25 miles to get meat products that cost more but taste much better.

To me I always head to the small guys, they give a better service all round, take mesh computers, they build great computers there not the biggest but there CS is trash.


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Rory Witham Mar 22, 2005, 06:42pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: FX55 SO SLOOOWWW and Not recommended
Dustin..

Check with clock gen and CPU-z the clock rates on your ram, I found that the board did not lock the RAM FSB as it only locks in two places, this should help in finding them and getting a higher clock speed.


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Supreet Virdi Mar 23, 2005, 05:28am EST Report Abuse
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Alright, OCGW send me a PM saying that i p**sed off Rory.

Well Rory, if ur offended then please forgive me, that statement was just a joke.

But yes FX-55 cannot be "crap" try replacing it or try those "So many things to lookup"

Take Care ;)

Chris McNally Mar 23, 2005, 06:07am EST Report Abuse
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Dustin-here's my aquamark measurement for comparison, with my slightly OC'd 3500-as you can see, the two scores are almost identical, although your CPU score is of course a little higher:

http://arc.aquamark3.com/arc/arc_view.php?run=351240100

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Dustin Eastman Mar 23, 2005, 08:22am EST Report Abuse
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I ordered a new motherboard last night, the DFI A8N Ultra-D. I will overclock my GPU again to the same settings and post my new score when I install the new board to see if the FX-55 has performance issues with the ASUS A8N SLI board, I'm thinking it does... but we shall see!

Daniel Gibbon Mar 23, 2005, 09:38am EST Report Abuse
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AMD 3200+ 64 90nm @STOCK an proud
msi platinum neo 2 nforce 4
2gb 4x 512mb PC4000 Ballistix
sapphire x1900xt 512mb
4 x Western Digital Raptor 74GB
2 x 500gb hard drives
Koolance Exos cooling system with 265watt peltier
mx1000 laser mouse
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Daniel Gibbon Mar 23, 2005, 09:39am EST Report Abuse
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p.s it couldnt be a fake fx 55 because it has an unlocked multiplier. If it was a rebadged 3200 multiplier would be locked

ohh and on the site it says gt ultima "5.0 GHZ* of processing power from AMD64 FX55 bringing the ultimate in high performance to you" em where did the extra ghz come from :s


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Rory Witham Mar 23, 2005, 10:10am EST Report Abuse
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Actually no one p**sed me off??

Danial, the website is a backed up one, and there is info on the page hence the " * " as it refers to a intel at that speed It was edited to reflect this clearly..

Fake CPU are unlocked and altered so they have a higher multiplier, just hunt down some information on Fakes and what they do to them..

I do know how to build PC's and I did MOD the PSU I used in that system, a year later and none of them have had any issues. not to mention it was the highest benching system on the market.

Needless to say, some people really need to know what there talking about before they shout there mounth off with out knowing anything about their rants.

here's some info so that you know what your on about!
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=fake+AMD+processors&meta=


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Daniel Gibbon Mar 24, 2005, 04:41am EST Report Abuse
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i do know what im talking about thankyou thats how i knew bout the psu and what about the people who actually think they are getting a 5.5ghz cpu. Or even worse that quad cpu system you have on your main page 8.8ghz of cpu processing power ehh i have to say more likely 2.2ghz not 8.8ghz as you specify as hardly any programs actually will use even 2 processors.

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bossa ritchie Mar 24, 2005, 07:34am EST Report Abuse
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I heard and seen on the news about the fake chips the police got a hold of a big stash of them a while ago and people may say yeah right fake computer chips pull the other one your joking but no it is true some chips pound for pound are worth more than gold a CPU is light as anything but can set you back a good few hundred bucks if you were to take the same weight in gold it would be worth a lot less, there is criminal gangs now who have realised this and are targeting trucks with computer hardware on it and, there was another story about a gang who held up a truck and took the truck only to find out the chips in it were actually on there way to get destroyed as they were all broken,

Rory Witham Mar 24, 2005, 10:23am EST Report Abuse
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I think them maybe that I got one off the back of a truck LOL

I was just looking @ the post of the stock 3500 above.

To prove the point that something isnt right.. GFX 7959 CPU 10261 Total 57347
So as you can see even on stock to stock the processor seams to only slower than the 3500 ??
Thats on stock settings For thoses who view other benches the score in 3dmark01se was 19494
Generally speaking the GFX becuse it is a 6600 will lower the scores a little, to give an idea here the stock settings on the 3200
GFX 8469 CPU 8857 Total 57298

Here is the 2.4Ghz setting results
GFX 8919 CPU 9490 Total 59771



Other comment, ITs called advertising and marketing, there isnt one marked @ 8.8 Ghz on the main page unless you looking at one of the other sites? you are right, BUT I cannot sell a 5K system saying its a 2.2Ghz. if you install the correct software and OS then the system will use the processors correctly, Its not really senceable to say what it can do not what its doesnt (like normal advertising) as well we can all read and the 5 Ghz claim when you read the deatails is told as a INTEL CPU. the AMD FX55 will ONLY hit 3.6Ghz but I wouldnt sell one over 3.4Ghz but I dont even advertise that the tweaked and what is actualy done to them unless you read the information. I think that most people will read all the information before they buy anything from anywhere.



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SuPeR Xp Mar 24, 2005, 10:47am EST Report Abuse
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I'm SORRY, but the FX-55 is right now the Fastest CPU in the market for AMD & Intel. Nothing Intel has can beat the performance of the FX-55.

So, Rory Witham it's either your system has not been configured properly or you have yourself a LEMON! Yes, a fake FX-55 which is possible. But only if it's already in a system & that the store/person can modify it's unlocked multiplier to make from a say FX-51 to a FX-55.

But even with that, the FX-55 is based on "Strained Silicon" & is a different Rev. than the rest. This is AMD's first CPU to use this new process "Strained Silicon".

So, buddy, I would do a Complete Format & a Fresh Windows XP Pro Install & Spank Benchmarks with that AMAZING FX-55 you have. If you have cheap HD's & a crappy Graphic's Card, then you are killing performance.

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Supreet Virdi Mar 24, 2005, 10:52am EST Report Abuse
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LOL yea, i wasn't expecting this kinda thread atleast from Rory, there are so many thinks to look for.

SuPeR Xp Mar 24, 2005, 11:00am EST Report Abuse
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I just noticed that you have a 6600GT. ROY, you are killing your FX-55 with that. That is if you are a benchmark junkie. You need minimum X800 XL or 6800GT to increase the FX-55's X-tra Bandwidth.

Get a better Graphic's Card & you will see your scores go through the roof. And "NO" there is "NOT" little difference in scores when you compare a 6600GT to a X800XL / 6800GT.

And if you want to see how the FX-55 runs, then ONLY use a benchmark which messures your CPU "ONLY" & if you are not getting the true performance of a FX-55, then your HD's or something in your system is lagging behind. ;)

Why is the FX-55 @ 2.60GHz the Fastest & why did INTEL not come out with a 4.00GHz + CPU?!?

This is why.
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/reviews/article/1787/

The FX-55 @ Stock making the new Intel 660 P4 OC'ed to 5.20GHz (2.60 x 2 = 5.20) look very very SLOW!!!

FX-55 Rules & when the FX-57 comes out it will rule further ;)

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Rory Witham Mar 24, 2005, 12:36pm EST Report Abuse
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Normally IF it were someone else I would agree in part, but as Im saying that there are some lemons or fakes around that this isnt running right..

I do take into account the graphics card is slowing things down but this is marginal to the CPU speeds. the system is new and with or with out it confirgured its still kinda slow..

this is a perfect example of the CPU results @ stock:
3200 Winnie 8857
3800 Claw 9083
FX55 Claw 10261

I wanted to add the stock 3500 scores accuratly there about 400 more than the FX I tested ( which is spot on for the graphics card difference)

The FX55 @ 2.692Ghz with 6600SLI only gave a CPU result of 10399, which puts the theory of the GPUs slowing the system out of the question.

All these systems are running the same GPUs

3400 @ 2.367 Ghz 10357
2800+ @ 2.475 Ghz 10926
3200+ @ 2.430 Ghz 11525
3500+ @ 2.420 Ghz 10179,
3000+ @ 2494 MHz 12420

Seaming as all these system are baced on the SAME GPU and the same RAM (speed unknown) but it goes to say that you would think that the FX55 would atleast hit 12K...

SO I do Have a right lemon here.. New boards comming very soon So i will test it in that, but dont forget that I have ran it in two different mobos already.


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SuPeR Xp Mar 24, 2005, 01:08pm EST Report Abuse
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O.K. Roy, I didn't realize what you actually meant. Now I understand. And yes your FX-55 is running really slow for some reason.

As you can see by the link I gave you above, the FX-55 @ stock is freaking fast, so I hope you resolve the problem & if you don't then take it back for a complete refund & get yourself another one or just buy the new Rev. E's coming out.

The FX-57 "San Diego Core" is going to cost the same as the FX-55 in Q2 2005. That is if you can wait.

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Rory Witham Apr 04, 2005, 08:28am EDT Report Abuse
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SuPeR Xp Apr 04, 2005, 08:56am EDT Report Abuse
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Contact AMD & return it for a refund or an exchange.

Make sure they test the CPU before they ship it out to you..
This happends sometimes.

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Thermalfreak Apr 04, 2005, 09:14am EDT Report Abuse
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Why does it seem this thread contradicts what rest of the world thinks,,, if you took a winchester/newcastle core with a 1mb L2 cache and overclocked it to 2.6 ghz... well then the amd64 chip will be faster than the fx-55 simply cuz the rest of the amd64 system is overclocked and the chips themselves will be practically the same...

the point im making is not that the amd64 chip should be a better performer after overclocking but that the fx-55 is a 4200+ with all multiplyers unlocked... I think youre overestimating how fast a fx-55 should be....

hmm the only 'fake' amd cpus ive heard of were batches of chips that were faulty one way or another and that they were being illegally recirculated as geniune amd processors....

Ive snapped:
An xbox360 and a 12" iBook....
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Rory Witham Apr 04, 2005, 10:37am EDT Report Abuse
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