01-23-2013 06:52 PM - edited 01-23-2013 07:44 PM
I ordered a X230 laptop. It came in yesterday, but the CPU which I had paid extra for was not installed. I paid extra to have a 3.3 Ghz processor installed as the CPU. I received a 2.6 Ghz processor.
I have been going around in circles.
First, earlier in the day, I chatted with a representative on Lenovo for a few minutes, and then was directed to call the Sales Line. In the Sales Line, the rep told me it was because my laptop was not in the "high performance" mode. When I came home from work to check, it was still the same in the high performance mode-- a 2.6 Ghz CPU processor.
i had sent an email the day before and received a message from the represenative stating about my "memory". However, the issue is regarding the CPU processor not the memory. The rep in the email stated that I should call technical support . I had called technical support and they stated that the issue would not be resolved by them because this was a sales issue-- due to the nature that the wrong CPU had been sent to me intially.
I am upset because I had confidence in receiving what I had ordered and paid extra for.
I need a computer to do work and (most importantly) to study.
Please advise and help me!
Edit: the processor which should have been installed, should have been a : Intel Core i5-3320M Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.3 Ghz)
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01-23-2013 08:22 PM - edited 01-23-2013 08:23 PM
If I were you I would download, and run CPUID/CPU-Z, that will tell you exactly what CPU is installed in your system.
That is the link to that program. it is free and should put your mind at ease or give you evidence of a manufacturing error.
EDIT: Sorry, just realized that your pic does indeed show a 3320. The 2.6ghz must just be what your system needed at that point. Try running some benchmark software with the battery installed while plugged into the AC adapter and see what it reaches.
01-23-2013 08:28 PM - last edited on 01-23-2013 09:01 PM by zoltanthegypsy
Here is a comparison for you:
As you can see, my max is stated at 2.60, but it is hitting 2.8 there. Going above 2.6 (up to 3.3) is a turbo boost feature, and it is not just set that high all the time.
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01-23-2013 08:31 PM
You do have the processor which is described by Intel as "Core™ i5-3320M Processor
(3M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)."
The i5-3320M Clock Speed is 2.6 GHz. The Max Turbo Frequency is 3.3 GHz
The Intel specs for the processor are here..... http://ark.intel.com/products/64896/Intel-Core-i5-3320M-Processor-3M-Cache-up-to-3_30-GHz
Actual CPU speed at any point in time will depend on your power settings and activity.