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Re: Dreaded "Format" question again! #136220
02/25/05 03:16 PM
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They're both good processors, without a doubt - but, Intel's HT Technology has closed the gap.

Intel/HT processors are capable of executing two instructions per clock cycle (which is exactly what allowed AMD make the claim of better throughput at lower clock speeds).

Re: Dreaded "Format" question again! #136221
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O.K., let's all back off and see the question one more time......... laugh

I'm comparing two AMD CPUs; NOT AMD compared to Pentium.

Since you can't compare the stated (2.0 / 2.3 rating); I KNOW they don't run at THAT speed.

I thought you could at least compare what they appear to be running as (1.7 / 1.6)

Is, or is not, the supposedly higher rated (2.3) Semtron running slower than the lower rated (2.0)?

Llewton.......

Thanks, but just not ready to tackle reinstalling XP again and all my programs again. Already had to reactivate it once and the more you do that the closer you get to having the hassle of justifying to Bill Gates why you've done what you've done. laugh

InlandAZ........

O.K., trying to find the rating now for the AMD 2000

Once I see that I think I'll know what's going on with these two processors. laugh


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Re: Dreaded "Format" question again! #136222
02/25/05 03:41 PM
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Actually not true BillyBob I've formatted and reinstalled XP about 6 times already and no activation problem at all.

Bill


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Re: Dreaded "Format" question again! #136223
02/25/05 04:51 PM
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If your Athlon is a T-Bred XP 2000+ here ya go -
AthlonXP 2000+ Processor Speeds

At the bottom of the page. (1.667 GHz)

Re: Dreaded "Format" question again! #136224
02/25/05 11:42 PM
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InlandAZ........

That's about right for my 2.0MHz CPU but it's the Sempron CPU reading that's bugging me. laugh


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Re: Dreaded "Format" question again! #136225
02/26/05 12:11 PM
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The clock speed shouldn't be a concern (windows will report the actual speed - and yours seem to report correctly).

Like Jenny stated, in the comparisons between Intel and AMD for equivalent GHz models - AMD will generally benchmark better (but that only applies to Intel's non HT processors - and the type of processing in the benchmark).

Here's a good article and that actually compared a pair of Sempron's and a Celeron (none were your specific processor model, but it should give you an idea of how AMD sizes up) -

Duron Successor: AMD Sempron

Re: Dreaded "Format" question again! #136226
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I surrender! laugh


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Re: Dreaded "Format" question again! #136227
02/26/05 08:53 PM
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In a good way or a bad way?

Re: Dreaded "Format" question again! #136228
02/27/05 01:48 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jenny100:
In a good way or a bad way?
Not really sure. lol Read the following.......

Last night I moved all the data files/folders I had on my "D" drive onto the "C" drive. Then, using XP, I reformatted the "D" drive. It would only format it to NTSF, not FAT32 (which is what I wanted). Didn't care, though, figured I can change it by reformatting again but not use XP again to do it.

When I got through I found I couldn't boot to XP anymore. Boot window said it was missing NTLDR and to hit Ctrl/Alt/Del to reboot. This simply turned into a vicious cycle. So this morning I put the XP disk into the CD Rom drive and booted to that. Thought I could use that to "fix" the problem. It portends to be able to "fix" problems. Didn't work that way. One of the choices it gave me was for "Aurtomated Recovery". Then it wanted the "Aurtomated Recovery" disk. No idea where I'm supposed to have that. Thought the "recovery" stuff would be on the XP disk. Wrong again.

Left with the choice of reinstalling XP, I took that option. When it was doneXP was totally reinstalled and I had nothing on my HDD except XP. All my other files and folders were GONE!! I didn't choose to reformat. The choice wasn't even proposed to me. All my reinstalled programs were gone; OE Address Book
gone; "Favorites" gone. Now I have to start all over......again. I just did this last week.

Whatever NTLDR is, it's a pain in the _ _ _!! rolleyes


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Re: Dreaded "Format" question again! #136229
02/27/05 04:36 PM
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Sounds like it was a bad way then.
Is your stuff completely gone? Do you have any of it it backed up on CDR somewhere? Or on another drive?

To get rid of NTFS partitions, you may need a utility. The Fdisk that comes with Win 98 won't do it. If you go here
http://bootdisk.com/utility.htm

and do a search for the word
partitioning
you'll find a section devoted to partitioning tools. I forget if it was AEFDISK or Delpart that I used, but it was one of those two. This site also has a new version of MS FDisk for hard drives larger than 64 GB.

Re: Dreaded "Format" question again! #136230
02/28/05 07:02 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jenny100:
Sounds like it was a bad way then.
Is your stuff completely gone? Do you have any of it it backed up on CDR somewhere? Or on another drive?
Most of it is on other CD RW and/or DVD RW disks. Still, I lost a bunch of saves for MYST IV and not even sure about what else might have "gone with the wind". duh Saves for another game or two and possibly some pictures. I'll never know exactly what all I lost. Just determined not to fret over it. laugh


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