new pc spec v Belarc analysis

  realist 20:18 29 Mar 2006

My new pc was specified as:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
ATI Radeon XPRESS 200 CrossFire mainboard
200GB HD

Belarc shows:

2.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
Board: eveshamvale MS-7194 1A
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
185.69 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
175.44 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

Can these be reconciled?

  ACOLYTE 20:28 29 Mar 2006

maybe a second opinion? click here

  realist 20:35 29 Mar 2006

Cheers ACOLYTE getting that now....

  VoG II 20:39 29 Mar 2006

The apparent difference may be to do with how AMDs are named (Intel equivalent speed) and whether GB are calculated using a 1028 factor as opposed to the 1000 that the disk manufacturers use.

For a third opinion click here

  realist 20:49 29 Mar 2006

Yes, I was aware of the differences in interpretation of hard disk sizes, my os reports hard disk size of only 172GB which seems abysmal!Thanks for all your help VoG.

  Quiller. 20:51 29 Mar 2006

Belarc is reporting it correctley.

  ACOLYTE 20:52 29 Mar 2006

200Gb is the max drive capacity after formating you may lose 10 gig of this maybe more and after installing xp maybe another 5/6 gig.You never actually have the full 200Gb.

  realist 20:55 29 Mar 2006

OK understood...thanks to all

  realist 21:00 29 Mar 2006

ps I see Maplins are offering 250GB Seagate external usb2.0 HD for £89.99 may be worth getting!

  Stuartli 22:26 29 Mar 2006

I'm not sure about the Athlon 64 X2 CPUs, but my Athlon XP 3200+ is, in real terms, a 2.2Ghz CPU using the formula quoted by VoG™ compared to Intel processors.

  realist 23:10 29 Mar 2006

Thanks Stuartli...

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