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News Intel settles Pentium 4 benchmark fudging suit

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 31 Oct 2014.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. lacuna

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    Still running my 3.0ghz P4. Currently at 3.4ghz and watercooled. It does the job. Eventually.
     
  3. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    A whole $15 hardly seems worth it.

    FYI the official website states any P4 bought up to June 30, 2002.
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    That'll teach me to trust El Reg's write-up. I'll go correct that, ta!
     
  5. PingCrosby

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    Aaaaaaah, I miss the Pentium jokes
     
  6. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Could have actually claimed this for a PC equipped with a 1.4A purchased for uni, except I resided in Illinois at the time, which is excluded for some reason. Odd.

    I might go after Intel head on for my $15
     
  7. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    So if I was to have a small pile of P4 chips... Hell, I have a 3.29 ghz chip sitting on my desk here, that could add up.
     
  8. Mister_Tad

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    Willamette CPUs only, I suspect it's $15 per customer, not per CPU, and it also seems to suggest that it's for indivuduals that purchased a PC with a P4 inside, but not a bare CPU
     
  9. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Damn it.... I bought a 2.2Ghz P4 (Northwood) back in March 2002
     
  10. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    At that time , I had already upgraded to an AMD rig, so I decided to see how far my P4 would go. I managed 4.0Ghz for about 5 mins before it gave up. It actually melted the pins it was so hot. Killed the mobo as well..:D
     
  11. schmidtbag

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    It really bothers me intel managed to get away with this for so long. And yet they took FOREVER to stop producing the P4. 8 years is ridiculous, though to be fair, the 2008 releases are very different from the 2000 releases. Different to the point where you'd ask "why did they even bother?"

    $15 with such a limited restriction is hardly a punishment to Intel. It'll be even less, when you consider the majority of the people are eligible won't even know about this. The total payouts they have to make will probably cost less than a janitor's yearly pay.
     
  12. goldstar0011

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    Not sure my exact date but I bought a P4 around that time!
     
  13. Xir

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    Huh?
    So...every American (except for those Illinoians) gets 15$ for free from Intel by simply implying that they bought a PC over a decade ago without having to prove they actually have?
     

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