Hey guys, im just after some advice really. I sold and item on fleabay roughly 3 weeks ago. It was a leftover amd2400 with coolermaster fan, and i tested it fine before i sent it. I sent the guy an email couple of days after i sent it but never got a response. Now 3 1/2 weeks later i get a really blunt msg saying 'been in hospital, cpu dont work, and its an amd1800'.
I mailed back very politely saying that I tested the chip fine and it worked perfectly. I even gave him the auction number i got it from only weeks before, and looking up this problem it is common that amd2400 gets recognised as 1800 coz of the frontsidebus settings. I explained how to cure it, asked for motherboard details and gave web links to help with the problem. I then got another mail bluntly saying 'i build 100s of pcs a year, chip wont boot, it dont work'.
Now i wouldnt normally bother getting stressed, but things just dont add up to me.
1: How does he know its an 1800 if it doesnt boot. CPU sticker clearly says amd2400 on the chip and this is a common problem with the fsb. I am also waiting for him to read back serial number which i will cross reference.
2: The short, sharp answers, almost unwillingness to cure the problem, make me very warey. Also taking 3 1/2 weeks to respond, then saying ive been in hospital hmmm maybe i dunno.
3: I clearly marked the auction as sold as seen - but the point is the chip worked 110% !!
4: I have asked him for motherboard specs that he is using, including model number. So far no return on that.
5: Looking back at his previous auctions he also purchased an amd1800 only weeks before. Im worried hes got it mixed up, or trying to bump me with that one.
Now i have been as polite as possible, and am another user that worries about poxy feedback ratings. What avenue do you guys think i should persue ? Just hacks me off that i know it worked, yet the guy is insistant that it doesnt... and also not being very communitive in trying to resolve it. What can i do if he trys to bump me with the 1800 he previously purchased ? Please help with some advice so that i can be ready if it gets nasty - which i hope not. Now i personally do build a lot of pcs a year, surely im not responsible for tech support if the guy cannot get it to run !