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I was looking at newegg reviews and I was reading and had to post this up... now I did not leave this review but I do want people to be aware or what happens when you kill a 2600k and there are RAM restrictions... interesting.

Pros: Please start @ other thoughts: as for tech KNOW HOW I'm an EEE. Now that the stepping upgraded motherboards are out and we see 2600k cpus going in them intel has sliped a cheat sheet up their sleeve. It is this: If you get a bad sandybridge and you use it WITH a QVL ram for your MoBo. if you used anything higher than 1333 your warentee is VOID! So say you got your nice new Maximus IV and some great ram well even if its standard 1600MHz your warentee is gone; DOG forbid you bought high end ram like 1866 or 2133. Thi-sis not mentioned untill you call Intel and try to RMA a CPU. and these are the PRO's, I've sold systems for years, 1 out of 6 of the sandies come back

Cons: I do NOT know why or what INtel is thinking. I got my MaxIV and a couple sabertooths, oredered in for my shop. one of the CPU's a 2600K blew after 2 months I called intel to begin the RMA process (which is so long & painful I always just buy a replacement as I start the RMA) I had done all the steps to verify the CPU died through no fault of the user or the system. The rep started the long process of asking the model #'s of everything in the system, motherboard, PSU, VGA, ECT and what I had done to determine the cpu was at fault. as soon as the part number for the ram was given i was told the warentee was VOID! for those of you that can: study the design. These chips are to cpus like Widows Milinium was to OS's. They are disposable CPU's like diapers

Other Thoughts: These CPU's no matter the Motheboard no matter what are NOT an improvment or upgrde any way you look at it. These things will fry and don't last like the intel cpus we have grown to know. also I feel that intel has been very unfair by NOT listing a warentee warning in bold letters CAUTION use of memory with a rating > 1333 Or a voltage of over 1.55 volts voids the warrenty. you have to remember how many of these chips are made. I suspect something like 1/10,000 are like one of the ones I got. But intel spits out millions of CPU's every month/. your chances of getting one that will die if you stress the memory controler went from 1 in a million to 1 in 10,000 this was a price move and a gimic. they will all be gone in a year and there will be a new socket and cpu to take its place, so stay with 1366; and wait untill some truth comes back to intel. I'm very very sad to have lost faith in the best, they wanted a chip to compete with AMD and kicked thier customers to the curb thans intel


This guy was pissed :O
    
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Obviously does NOT need to be building computers for other people. Why in the HELL would you have to RMA a chip.
    
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i blame user mishaps not hardware many ppl using 1600mhz ram on here with there 2500k/2600k.....
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Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH View Post
Obviously does NOT need to be building computers for other people. Why in the HELL would you have to RMA a chip.
Because its faulty, why else? I doubt he finds RMA's fun and just does them for kicks.
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I feel that intel has been very unfair by NOT listing a warentee warning in bold letters CAUTION use of memory with a rating > 1333 Or a voltage of over 1.55 volts voids the warrenty.
Is this true or something the reviewer is making up? or having a misunderstanding?
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I'm using a 2600k with 1600Mhz ram.

COME AT ME BRO
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sistum Id View Post
Is this true or something the reviewer is making up? or having a misunderstanding?
Sounds to me like the reviewer is constantly RMAing CPUs and Intel finally told him to shove off. I don't think they ask you anything about your hardware config when you have to RMA. Pretty sure it is a simple, straight-forward process.

I think the reviewer is a tard nugget who thinks he understands tech, and Intel was tired of sending him free CPUs.
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Oh my god....
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http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/mem...sandy-bridge/1

I can't imagine what he'd do if he'd ever find this article.
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Originally Posted by corky dorkelson View Post
Sounds to me like the reviewer is constantly RMAing CPUs and Intel finally told him to shove off. I don't think they ask you anything about your hardware config when you have to RMA. Pretty sure it is a simple, straight-forward process.

I think the reviewer is a tard nugget who thinks he understands tech, and Intel was tired of sending him free CPUs.
I meet plenty of those at MC... e-e REALLY annoying. Or how about those who know nothing about tech then expect you to help them with every little bit and piece.... yeah I am on commission so I am not wasting an hour let alone 15 minutes with you.


Anyways this guy needs to RTFM and RTFW.
 
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