Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 18

Thread: News - Intel paying Pentium 4 customers US$15 in compensation

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    29,935
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1,938 times in 679 posts

    News - Intel paying Pentium 4 customers US$15 in compensation

    It allegedly manipulated benchmark scores of the first-gen P4 processors 14 years ago.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Wonderful Warwick!
    Posts
    3,107
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    118 times in 101 posts

    Re: News - Intel paying Pentium 4 customers US$15 in compensation

    Gotta love that 14 years ago and it's only really come out now
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    575
    Thanks
    42
    Thanked
    13 times in 13 posts
    • DemonHighwayman's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z97I Gaming
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 4790K
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb 2.4Ghz Kingston Beast
      • Storage:
      • 256 Gb Samsung 850 Pro (Main), 4TB Toshiba X300 (games), 2TB External TV/Films HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • KFA2 RTX 2070 EXOC
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster Real Power M700
      • Case:
      • Bitfenix Prodigy
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus PB278Q
      • Internet:
      • Yes most of the time

    Re: News - Intel paying Pentium 4 customers US$15 in compensation

    So it is U.S only, that's a bit cheap of them ! I'm sure a few people in other parts of the world bought a P4 based computer. Also $15 !!! what a bag over the head\punch in the face, every customer should get a full refund for being duped into buying what was essentially a lie.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    443
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    19 times in 16 posts
    • LeetyMcLeet's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 3770K @ 4.4GHz
      • Memory:
      • 16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance LP 1600MHz
      • Storage:
      • 250GB Sammy 840 Evo (OS), 500GB Sammy 850 Evo (Games) and 4 x 2TB HDD's (Pr0n)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2x GTX 670 2GB (Gigabyte WF3 Overclocked)
      • PSU:
      • beQuiet! SP 680W
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design R4 (Black)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • ASUS IPS
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity Business (80/20 FTTC)

    Re: News - Intel paying Pentium 4 customers US$15 in compensation

    Who the hell bought P4's? The Athlons of the day were much better
    Not owned an AMD CPU since though lol

  5. #5
    Today is Tuesday
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    London
    Posts
    441
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    4 times in 4 posts

    Re: News - Intel paying Pentium 4 customers US$15 in compensation

    Agree LeetyMcLeet, Ive done exactly the same about rubbishing P4's and then only buying Intel since the Athlon series ended!
    Why is Illinois excluded?!?

  6. #6
    spl
    spl is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    179
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked
    8 times in 8 posts

    Re: News - Intel paying Pentium 4 customers US$15 in compensation

    +1 again for Athlon XP and then 100% Intel after that :-) I also wondered what Illinois has done to deserve exclusion!

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    West Sussex
    Posts
    1,111
    Thanks
    89
    Thanked
    147 times in 134 posts
    • kompukare's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77-V LX
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5-3570K
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 8GB Crucial Ballistix Elite PC3-14900
      • Storage:
      • Crucial MX200 | Sandisk Extreme 120GB SSD | WDC 1TB Green | Samsung 1Tb Spinpoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire R9 290 VaporX 7950
      • PSU:
      • Antec 650 Gold TruePower (Seasonic) or Seasonic SII-330
      • Case:
      • Aerocool DS 200 (silenced, 53.6 litres)l)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10-64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Dell P2414H

    Re: News - Intel paying Pentium 4 customers US$15 in compensation

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonHighwayman View Post
    So it is U.S only, that's a bit cheap of them ! I'm sure a few people in other parts of the world bought a P4 based computer. Also $15 !!! what a bag over the head\punch in the face, every customer should get a full refund for being duped into buying what was essentially a lie.
    The US-only thing is not that uncommon. The Nvidia solder defect was US-only too (and only applied to some laptops not the equally faulty desktop parts, plus the settlement was for what was essentially a netbook even for people whose $1000+ laptops died).

    As for the $15, well that's hardly worth digging out any invoice for (and how many people still have those 14 years later?) unless you were a business which bought hundreds of them. One thing though, these CPUs would most likely still be working but I wonder how many of them would have gone into a Dell system (because Intel and Dell were really cozy back then) where Dell had cheapened out and used some of the infamous 'capacitor plague' caps which all died after a few years.

  8. #8
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    26
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • MorrisR's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M4A78T-E
      • CPU:
      • AMD X4 955 BE
      • Memory:
      • 8 GB DDR3 @ 1333
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI 5770
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 50Mb

    Re: News - Intel paying Pentium 4 customers US$15 in compensation

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonHighwayman View Post
    every customer should get a full refund for being duped into buying what was essentially a lie.
    I'm no Intel fanboy, but lets keep a bit of perspective; this is compensation (for loss), not punitive damages. How much "loss" has a family actually suffered for buying a fully functioning PC that might not have been quite as quick as they thought when compared to one containing an Athlon CPU? I reccon $15 is probably about right, but would find it difficult to argue anywhere between $0 and $25.

    And it doesn't apply to businesses, and you don't need a receipt, but please don't perjure yourself.

  9. #9
    OilSheikh
    Guest

    Re: News - Intel paying Pentium 4 customers US$15 in compensation

    I still have a DELL P4 PC, I am trying to sell. And, no one on ebay even buys it for £20!

  10. #10
    Ninja Noxvayl's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    In the shadows
    Posts
    2,451
    Thanks
    748
    Thanked
    215 times in 173 posts
    • Noxvayl's system
      • Motherboard:
      • GigabyteZ87X-UD4H-CF
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 4770K
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Corsair Vengaence LPX + 8GB Kingston HyperX Beast
      • Storage:
      • 120GB Snadisk + 256GB Crucial SSDs
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 4GB Sapphire R9 380
      • PSU:
      • ENermax Platimax 750W
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Define S
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • ATMT + Dell 1024x1280
      • Internet:
      • Sky Fibre

    Re: News - Intel paying Pentium 4 customers US$15 in compensation

    I've got an old Dell P4 PC with Ubuntu on it doing nothing next to my current system... My first computer was a Pentium 4 as well that I got a little over a year before that in May 2005.

    Good to see Intel paying for their bad business practices even if it is too little too late.

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    176
    Thanks
    173
    Thanked
    18 times in 8 posts

    Re: News - Intel paying Pentium 4 customers US$15 in compensation

    Quote Originally Posted by Noxvayl View Post
    Good to see Intel paying for their bad business practices even if it is too little too late.
    Just a shame they aren't actually admitting to anything!

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    208
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    7 times in 5 posts

    Re: News - Intel paying Pentium 4 customers US$15 in compensation

    Took a Barton Cored XP2500+ to 4.2GHz (effectively a... 5000+) under phase change back in the day. AMD were waaaaaaay ahead at the time.

  13. Received thanks from:

    jackvdbuk (06-11-2014)

  14. #13
    Hello jackvdbuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Stratford
    Posts
    2,513
    Thanks
    468
    Thanked
    112 times in 95 posts
    • jackvdbuk's system
      • Motherboard:
      • AbiT IP35-PRO
      • CPU:
      • Intel C2Q Q9550
      • Memory:
      • OCZ Nvidia SLi Edition 4GB (2x2gb) pc2-6400 DDR2
      • Storage:
      • lots of TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS 512MB
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX620W
      • Case:
      • Corsair 800D
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Premium x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407WFP
      • Internet:
      • Orange (about 6Mb)

    Re: News - Intel paying Pentium 4 customers US$15 in compensation

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    I still have a DELL P4 PC, I am trying to sell. And, no one on ebay even buys it for £20!
    thats DDR 2 / quad core money probably why, though you could go for the "antique" sell

    my first PC was a P4 2.0ghz...aahhh memories
    Last edited by jackvdbuk; 06-11-2014 at 10:01 PM.

  15. #14
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    26
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • MorrisR's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M4A78T-E
      • CPU:
      • AMD X4 955 BE
      • Memory:
      • 8 GB DDR3 @ 1333
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI 5770
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 50Mb

    Re: News - Intel paying Pentium 4 customers US$15 in compensation

    Quote Originally Posted by jackvdbuk View Post
    my first PC was a P4 2.0ghz...aahhh memories
    Slightly off topic but ... (in a Yorkshire accent) You were lucky! My first was a 25 MHz (yes Mega, not Giga) 486SX, before Intel even dreamed of Pentium

  16. #15
    spl
    spl is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    179
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked
    8 times in 8 posts

    Re: News - Intel paying Pentium 4 customers US$15 in compensation

    Pfffft I started with a 286 with a 20MB hard disk. As for why that P4 won't sell, it's because they're ancient and being given away for free on sites like Freecycle!

  17. #16
    RIP Peterb ik9000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    5,801
    Thanks
    1,407
    Thanked
    934 times in 708 posts
    • ik9000's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P7H55-M/USB3
      • CPU:
      • i7-870, Prolimatech Megahalems, 2x Akasa Apache 120mm
      • Memory:
      • 4x4GB Corsair Vengeance 2133 11-11-11-27
      • Storage:
      • 2x256GB Samsung 840-Pro, 1TB Seagate 7200.12, 1TB Seagate ES.2
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB SuperOverClocked
      • PSU:
      • NZXT Hale 90 750w
      • Case:
      • BitFenix Survivor + Bitfenix spectre LED fans, LG BluRay R/W optical drive
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Professional
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2414h, U2311h 1920x1080
      • Internet:
      • 200Mb/s Fibre and 4G wifi

    Re: News - Intel paying Pentium 4 customers US$15 in compensation

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    I still have a DELL P4 PC, I am trying to sell. And, no one on ebay even buys it for £20!
    Ditto. I have two. An HP s478 2.8GHz and a Dell S775 3.0GHz. I literally cannot give them away!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •