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Topic # 7033 13-Mar-2006 17:35
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WTF, I opened a clients machine today for a dust n stuff as it was getting very very warm and Discovered this in it... Pictured beside the real thing I replaced it with... Apparently the machine was bought in China or Singapore. and was a bl00dy bargain!


FAKE!? you be the judge.. The fake is the one with the silver top bit not the tiny square.


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  Reply # 30632 13-Mar-2006 18:12
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Now thats just funny.
How'd you explain that to you client?

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  Reply # 30656 14-Mar-2006 00:23
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Definitely odd. Even went as far as the processor code and speed/cache/fsb/voltage.

http://processorfinder.intel.com/scripts/details.asp?sSpec=SL3XY

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Reply # 30749 15-Mar-2006 11:19
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Weird - what speed / fsb was the fake running @

celeron 600/100 @ 133 ??


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Reply # 30756 15-Mar-2006 11:57
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Classic - fake golf clubs and now fake CPU's - what's next? Fake Windows? And NZ wants an FTA with China - great idea we may as well just give them all our IP and be done with it!

Apparently 25% of the China GDP is from fakes so you can really see the Chinese authorities clamping down on it - not.

Glad I am posting this in NZ if I posted in China I could be arrested!

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Reply # 30759 15-Mar-2006 12:16
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Jama:
Glad I am posting this in NZ if I posted in China I could be arrested!


I've posted worse and haven't been arrested yet. :)

Anyway, it goes more than just the appearance. These sellers often 'tweak' the operating system so that when you goto System properties and sysinfo, it will lie about what the clockspeed, make and model of processor is present.

By the time the customer reformats the machine... the seller is usually long gone.

Just so its know, these are only a small percentage of machines there. Usually they are extremely cheap and often less reputable (sold on the street). Of course... DVD's, software, branded clothing, jewelry etc - a lot of it is fake.




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  Reply # 30792 15-Mar-2006 21:18
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even on trademe, A mate went on a shopping spree when he discovered TM had all the expensive brands he loved and usually bought in the states, , pile and piles of fakes arrived, the prices were not super fake cheap but he got rather ripped, most "diesel, Armani, etc ais pretty well Good fakes... something i NEVER buy. yeew.

They were convicing till the first wash anyway!!!!

the pentium comes up as a celeron,, maybe it's a Celeron Mobile in a big case? hmm.... I don't want to wreck it before I get another.

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  Reply # 30802 15-Mar-2006 21:52
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If you want, talk to be before you go to Thailand, I can tell you exactly where you can get Rolex for $2




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  Reply # 30813 16-Mar-2006 06:46
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skykissme: If you want, talk to be before you go to Thailand, I can tell you exactly where you can get Rolex for $2


How about telling us where in Thailand you can get a *real* Rolex! :-)


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