Thread: My new AMD XP 1600+ is green?!!
January 3rd, 2002, 08:50 PM #1
My new AMD XP 1600+ is green?!!
Just got back from my local puter shop and on a whim picked up a new XP 1600+ for my daughter ($134 out the door) and it's green just like a duron...when did this happen? I previously bought 2 XP 1600+ and they were brown....
chip marking are as follows:
AMD 1999Does this mean you don't want any cookies?
January 3rd, 2002, 09:04 PM #2
That's news to me. I just visited AMD's site and they are still showing BROWN XPs.
January 3rd, 2002, 09:22 PM #3
The store owner said he just got in the new chip today from AMDDoes this mean you don't want any cookies?
January 3rd, 2002, 11:01 PM #4
AMD didn't think consumers liked the brown color of the XP chips so they've started switching to a green substrate material. This article explains it a bit more thoroughly (it has pics of the green chips too).
January 4th, 2002, 02:07 AM #5
Kinda reminds me of the.....CELERON! .Hmmmm...wonder what this is about?
January 4th, 2002, 02:19 AM #6
Hey, I'd be up for a black one!!! !!!!- Freaky
January 4th, 2002, 02:19 AM #7
This one's a collectors item. It got manufactured during the change over from brown to green.
January 4th, 2002, 02:58 AM #8
actually, i bet the dual color chips would be popular for us kind of people who would have it just for the sake of being able to say we have it...
person 1: "so you have a $500 geforce3 ti500... i have a dual color xp sitting in MY system."
person 2: "darn, you are my superior!"
and you know we would do that...
January 4th, 2002, 02:58 AM #9
January 4th, 2002, 03:00 AM #10
tech it's probably just the lighting (or lack of)
but it looks cool...- Freaky
January 4th, 2002, 03:02 AM #11
Man, i don't even care what color it is! I just want one!!!
Getting a little tired of my old k62 500 !!!
actually, it can still play most of todays games... thats a pretty sweet old chip.. LOLdrojman
January 4th, 2002, 05:14 AM #12
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That's pretty funny! It's not like you can really see the processor ater you pop the heatsink on! Anyhow, that's quite considerate of AMD to tryin please their customers!
January 7th, 2002, 12:32 AM #13
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that'd be an interesting idea... they could even color-code the chips so that you knew the speed just by looking at the substrate....
Would you pay a few extra $$$ for a "designer" color chip?
January 7th, 2002, 02:22 AM #14
Hey we're paying to put in windows, paint, buy stickers etc.....
Why not pay $10 for a sweet colored CPU???- Freaky
January 7th, 2002, 02:29 AM #15
i think custom color chips can be the new thing, like when the imac had all those friuty colors to choose from... you know, you can have your chip match the color of your case...
heck, why not have the hsf color coordinated too?
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