HP & Acer raise PC prices

"Price increase due to dollar strength. Other vendors expected to follow suit."

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Feeling the bite?

Strengthening Dollar raises PC pricesHp and Acer confirmed that they would be raising the UK prices of their desktop, laptop and server systems. They have said that the move was necessary due to the increasing strength of the dollar against the pound, which has pushed the price of components to a level where maintaining current system pricing was unsustainable. The price changes are expected to take effect this coming Monday (14/09/2008).

Speaking to CRN, Dave Poskett, director of Solutions Partner Organisation for the UK & Ireland at HP had the following to say:

We will finalise over the next couple of days what the increases will be, but they are likely to be in the mid to high single digits. It will vary by specific product categories, we looked at and the cost of doing business for all the business units and at this stage it has been determined there is a requirement to raise prices for ISS and PSG, but not for the Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) or storage.

Although the prices are expected to rise on Monday, these are for vendor to distributor sales, and retail prices are not expected to change until later this year. Other system vendors are expected to follow suit soon.
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10-09-2008, 14:56:23

About 460 during the testing stages of overclocking my E8400.

I don't like overclocking much though, I rushed to put the settings back to default.

12-09-2008, 14:47:26

I only manage to get around 430FSB with my MSI P35 Neo2-FR. I don't have a screenshot for validation but I have managed to get my E2130 (1.6GHz stock) up to 3.44GHz and complete a 3DMark06 test :) Though I rushed to get it back to stock settings because it was on 1.525v! Too close to the max safe limit that Intel recommend for my likings to be honest!

21-09-2008, 03:02:44

Bruce Banner
515 for me

21-09-2008, 04:25:24

Highest I've managed on my E2140 is 440MHz

It refuses to post at 445 even if I try to run 1.65v through it so I think that I have hit the FSB barrier, or do I need to up my northbridge or something?

Any ways, I'm not willing to try again at the moment, I don't want to push it too hard :)

21-09-2008, 05:10:21

Thanks for the info everyone btw.

Were it not a waste of €150 I'd go away and get an E8400 just for the sake of it...

21-09-2008, 05:23:34

I think the highest on my P5W-DH Deluxe is 450 :)

Altho I don't think I tried anything past that so might be able to go higher.

21-09-2008, 05:45:50

If I plan on keeping the equipment - 475. Wouldnt stay at that tho.

21-09-2008, 11:02:02

Got the FSB up to 480 the other day trying to beat the 11s mark on SuperPI. Got to 11.064! :p

21-09-2008, 11:19:41

I would try if I had a CPU like yours LOL

29-09-2008, 09:18:47

Using EVGA 790I at 1800 FSB stable don't think I could get the world more.

using qx9770 quad @4ghz

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