Umm, sorry. We donated that c. 1992 machine to a battered women's shelter
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Subject: Umm, sorry. We donated that c. 1992 machine to a battered women's shelter
Date: 6/25/2001 10:54:42 PM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Yo Brian posted by
about 4 years ago. Although it was slow, it still ran well enough for people to train on.
I was just venting about how Packard Bell lied about the DX-2 66 upgrade path. Any 486DX cpu should have worked, but they castrated the mainboard so that ONLY the overpriced overdrive chip would work.
Vaporware! Packard Bell lied and they knew it.
To further inflame the situation, their no-longer-toll-free dipshit tech-support bitch tried to blame it on the AMD cpu. She backpeddled really hard when she couldn't explain to me why it also wouldn't work with the iNTEL DX2-66, nor an iNTEL DX-33 I had sitting on the bench beside the AMD DX-2 80.
No, it wasn't the AMD cpu's fault. Packard Bell was scamming their customers. They crippled specifically to force the upgrade path to use the overdrive chip. They then hoped to sell those overdrive cpus to their customers at massively inflated prices to further screw their customers.
The manual clearly stated that this specific machine was upgradeable to a standard iNTEL DX2-66 cpu (not overdrive), and it even showed the jumper pin settings for DX processors. However, Packard Bell, cut corners and crippled the mainboard by leaving those jumper blocks off of the mainboard.
Thanks for the offer though.
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