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What's the difference between oem and retail i see E7400's going well over 4.0ghz and i can't pay my E74 to go over 3.3 as mine is oem dose it make all the difference in the world??
post #2 of 8
OEM computers have a very limited bios functionality. i.e. manufacturers lock it down so you have almost no control over bios settings.
Retail you have as much control as you want
post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by HardheadedMurphy View Post
OEM computers have a very limited bios functionality. i.e. manufacturers lock it down so you have almost no control over bios settings.
Retail you have as much control as you want
LOL.

Misinformation FTW! Yaaayyy.

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OEM is just the CPU on its own normally in a little plastic case.

Retail is the CPU in the full blown retail box with the manufacturer stock cooler, manuals, case stickers etc.

OEM is cheaper as theres less packaging and stuff included etc. Nothing else is different, an OEM cpu could overclock more than a retail and vice versa. All down to pot luck as always with overclocking.
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OEM's are also usually ones you would find in pre built pc's like dell. If anything goes wrong with the cpu, retail chips have 3 year warranty and I think OEM's have to go back through the manufacturer that made the computer.

I think you're just having problems OC'ing because of your mobo honestly.
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post #5 of 8
Are you talking about the CPU?

Retail = CPU, box, heatsink/fan, docs, sticker.
OEM = CPU only

Difference in CPU = zero

Are you sure you're tuning that board right?
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LOL.

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OEM is just the CPU on its own normally in a little plastic case.

Retail is the CPU in the full blown retail box with the manufacturer stock cooler, manuals, case stickers etc.

OEM is cheaper as theres less packaging and stuff included etc. Nothing else is different, an OEM cpu could overclock more than a retail and vice versa. All down to pot luck as always with overclocking.
This is correct. some times its better buy OEM, you can save some moeny, other times retail is where its at. All depends on what your looking for.
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post #7 of 8
OEM parts generally carry shorter warranties if any. There can be oem store bought products or oem through prebuilts which carry-individually no warranty. All in all some products are worth oem some aren't but performance wise there really is none.
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Are you sure you're tuning that board right?[/QUOTE]

As far as the bios i think so?
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