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Intel's RMA was already pretty awesome, makes this additional service seem pretty pointless.
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So very wrong omg... I should never skim over the OP and just read comments.... And I always laugh at people who do it... I guess everyone can be guilty redface.gif
Edited by Fuell - 1/18/12 at 11:17am
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post #23 of 114
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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post

I don't really think so...how many CPUs have you killed while overclocking? Though I can see a lot of people going into the BIOs or UEFI and hitting the arrow key down once to set the voltage to the max possible to try and get the highest OC they can. Even then, I'd expect the CPU to just shut down rather than be damaged.
I think this is just a sneaky way to milk some money out of people since it is getting more common place to see people building computers than going to Dell as compared to a few years ago.

As others have put it, you can RMA a chip you fried from OCing under the standard warranty. If anything selling an OC warranty to honest consumers could make Intel more money.
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Originally Posted by Abs.exe View Post

I don't see how they can see if we overclocked or not, so this is once again for the noobs to pay for the others.
If I burn my chip, I tell intel it was running stock with stock cooler. That's it, you get a new chip.

Yeah I doubt they would spend money restructuring their standard RMA process to diagnose how the chip died just so they can catch a handful of OCers.
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post #24 of 114
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I don't really think so...how many CPUs have you killed while overclocking?
Look at my sig. There is at least one person smile.gif
Anyway not that bad. When I get IVY-E I will getting this as well. I wont push my luck with a 1K CPU. And as lucky as I am I would end up like Ken. A 1K mistake. I really like this second chance.
Edited by Mr.Eiht - 1/18/12 at 11:14am
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post #25 of 114
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

It would be good if you're scared that you'll get a sub-par overclocking chip.

^ this allll day

find out you have a 4.9 wall on your 2500k? set vcore to 3.0v and go take $25 out of the atm smile.gif
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post #26 of 114
But how long till you receive the replacement part...

And whee's the fine print that says this warranty only applies if the chip is damaged to the point where it can't operate at stock settings.
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Wow! Intel FTW!! TEH best ever thumb.gif:thumb:LOL
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post #28 of 114
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Originally Posted by axipher View Post

And whee's the fine print that says this warranty only applies if the chip is damaged to the point where it can't operate at stock settings.
OK, if you really are that skeptical -> just do a last suicide run and redeem the poor CPU from its suffering.
*Disclaimer: This is no invitation to torture CPUs!*
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post #29 of 114
This is nice, what you can do is run your chip at 1.5v for a year, if it burns then get a new one, not a bad deal at all.
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Intel(R) honors 3 years of warranty from the date of purchase for these products. If the product is damaged due to improper installation or usage this warranty will be voided. Since these units are unlocked and we have received feedback from customers we have created this option. This will cover the cover processor failures caused by running the processor out of Intel’s published specifications. For sure, if something goes wrong in the overclocking process, Intel® will replace that processor
In chat with them. I shoot them a few args and that's what he told me, I'll try to post again with better results.
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