Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm
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.
Originally Posted by Abs.exe
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.