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Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel®, pay $, warranty covers overclock

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http://click.intel.com/tuningplan/

Customer Product Name Plan Price
Intel® Core™ i5-2500K $20.00
Intel® Core™ i7-2600K $25.00
Intel® Core™ i7-2700K $25.00
Intel® Core™ i7-3930K $35.00
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X $35.00




so for eg. if you have a 2500k you pay 20us$, and your 3 year warranty now covers overclock

would it be worth it? how often may , for example, the 2500k @4,5ghz fail within those 3 years?
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post #2 of 14
AFAIK there's no way for them to know if you overclocked it or not...
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post #3 of 14
Waste of money.
post #4 of 14
1) there's no way for them to tell you've OCed it
2) People RMA even after their OC killed the chip, and yet Intel makes BILLIONS a year (which means they've already added that cost into the price of the chip)
3) This seems like a way for Intel to make a couple of bucks off those with a guilty conscience

yeah, nice try, but unless they lower the price of the chips and then offer this plan, i say they're double dipping
post #5 of 14

So this is like the guilt trip fee for when you overvolt your chip to death. Pay the guilt fee and feel better about sending it in for an RMA! :D

 
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post #6 of 14
Hey look at that, Intel offers volcano insurance now - neat!
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post #7 of 14
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oh didn't know they cant tell if you have overclocked or not, then its up to your conscience i guess.
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post #8 of 14
I might jump in after all.
$20 to pump 1.6 volt in my cpu is probably worth it smile.gif
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by wupah View Post

AFAIK there's no way for them to know if you overclocked it or not...

Actually... no... http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/287681,intel-to-sell-warranty-for-overclockers.aspx
   
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All that article does is explain that Intel will provide the service for a cost through four resellers worldwide one of which is in Australia. It DOES NOT say that Intel can tell if you have overclocked your Intel CPU. There is currently no known way of telling that a processor has been OC'd or not without you saying that you have or posting proof in a forum or blog of some sort.

As others have said previously, this is a conscience remedy or a cheap way to replace your cpu after going a little overboard on the overvolting.
Edited by LoneWolf3574 - 1/19/12 at 8:45pm
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