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Old 06-21-2013, 08:06 AM
 
Location: East St. Paul 651 forever (or North St. Paul) .
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So I recently purchased a refurbished ASUS K53E-BBR19 Laptop that I find to be fairly nice, and IMO worth my fairly small investment. My question is, Walmart lists the Intel Core i5-2450M Processor as having
3.10GHz of processing power. Well as I go into my comp specs, it lists only 2.50GHz. Should I return it? Is it that big of a deal? How much is the difference in speeds going to affect my situation?

Very sincere thanks to anyone who wishes to inform me on this matter. I believe I have maybe a couple weeks until I can't return it.

Here is the info on the purchase laptop: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Asus-Refur...emium/22576802
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:11 AM
 
Location: East St. Paul 651 forever (or North St. Paul) .
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I also want to say I believe this is a case of false advertisement and they gave me an item that was not what it was described to be, so at the very least they are obligated to return my funds.

However, the system I first purchased from them had Windows8 and I simply didn't want to hassle with it, and this was one of a few left within my budget that still has Windows7, and I don't know how many more they have in their inventory...
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:40 AM
 
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That is now Intel listed it .3.10 Max turbo speed and 2.5 as clock speed.
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:14 AM
 
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That is now Intel listed it .3.10 Max turbo speed and 2.5 as clock speed.
I purchased a intel processor back in October and I'm pretty sure it used the standard speed on the box and the literature.

@op, the new processors will run at a minimum, as long as it's enabled in the BIOS the speed will increase as needed as long as the temperatures are not too hot etc. . This is kind of like a factory overclock. You have the power if you need it but when idling along your saving energy and I would assume processor life too.

As far as false advertising seems like a gray area.
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:26 AM
 
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Think of it like an engine. Your car's engine might be capable of 200 hp, but its not producing 200 hp when you're idling or driving normally. But if you floor it and run it out to redline, it'll peak at 200 hp. So for this chip, you'll get the 3.1 Ghz if you do something demanding.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:22 AM
 
Location: East St. Paul 651 forever (or North St. Paul) .
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Cool, guys. Thanks for the info.
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