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post #41 of 72
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doh.gif for people who return chips that were perfect at stock speeds... That's all part of the game!

Just seems shady. No offense to anyone.

Money is not a game. It's hard earned and wants to be well spent. If they advertise these unlocked chips does that mean we are not suppose to overclock them? Its like saying " I'm going to leave three dollars here on the pavement and walk away, but don't take them... *hint hint* " Come on man.... Everyone does shady things at one point in life. Its not like he's stealing.
    
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post #42 of 72
RMA'ing a chip that works at stock speeds but doesn't clock sky high is unethical.

4.5Ghz is plenty fast.
post #43 of 72
I think we have similar chips. My chip will not boot on 1.4 at 45x. It is RETARDED. And when I do 1.45v, the first core will always fail the prime95 test. All the other cores are fine, except the first core. I would exchange that CPU right away. Some chips are just really really bad.
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post #44 of 72
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RMA'ing a chip that works at stock speeds but doesn't clock sky high is unethical.

4.5Ghz is plenty fast.
Yet, another useless comment...
OP is not asking anyone if it's ethical to RMA if his chip isn't OCable.
Yeah we know 4.5 is fast but 4.6 is faster.... (see there's no point for this conversation)

OP, do w/e you feel like to do.
It's your money that spent. And you are the only one to decide what to do with it.
But RMAing won't guarantee you'll be getting better chip than you have now.
But it's all up to you to decide.
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I'm going to drop this argument as well. OP do what is needed so you get what you want.
    
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I had to buy 4 celeron 300a's in order to get 2 that liked 600mhz+. I then sold them both in about 3 days at a very little loss and the chips were at least tested and the buyer had an idea what I got. We built like 50 of those dual celeron that year. I never rma'ed a single one because they wouldn't overclock.. They were all solid at stock speeds for sure.. This is all just odd..
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post #47 of 72
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I had to buy 4 celeron 300a's in order to get 2 that liked 600mhz+. I then sold them both in about 3 days at a very little loss and the chips were at least tested and the buyer had an idea what I got. We built like 50 of those dual celeron that year. I never rma'ed a single one because they wouldn't overclock.. They were all solid at stock speeds for sure.. This is all just odd..
Lol!? Not the slot 1 version? Because they maxed out at about 504MHz. Most did 450MHz.

I bought 5 or 6 of those to find a good overclocker, but all was produced in the same week and had the same stepping, so they all clocked equally bad
    
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post #48 of 72
this is so pointless im going to laugh when intel returns your indentical chip claiming there is nothing wrong with it! You are just overthinking this whole OC'ing the difference of a chip at 4.5ghz to 4.8ghz is maybe 3-5% and thats just in benchmarks! In real world applications and games you will see no difference if i was you i would open up my UEFI bios and hit the little optimize button that puts your chip at 4.4ghz at a low voltage and be happy. You are really over thinking this issue!
post #49 of 72
this thread is bull**** the OP shouldn't be rma'ing anything. it works at stock speeds and that's all intel promise (along with the unlocked multi) - lying to intel to make them rma your chip is just fraudulent. it has nothing to do with how far anyone else's chip can get...if thats the case then every 2500k sold should be capable of a world record speed? 5.5ghz+? gimme a break

intel guarantee a 3.3ghz chip, that's all. if you want a different 2500k buy another one or sell the one you have to pay for it, don't be lying through your teeth to get intel to replace it on the grounds that it doesn't overclock far enough. if you want each and every chip to be the same why don't you try making 32 NANOMETER dye's yourself and then see how close you can get each one to perform.
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I think people who buy 2500K/2600K's and has planned overclocking are aware of the Luck Of The Draw facts. If not, they should have done research before buying.
    
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