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Should i go for 1.52v with my 2500K now? What do you guys think?
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Gotta say this is just another reason to go intel over Amd.
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Couldn't this allow people to just buy the warranty after bricking the chip?
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This is a good PR stunt by Intel and it may actually provide useful to those of us that aren't dishonest enough to take advantage of it. If I owned a $350+ chip and it showed signs of being a dud right of the bat I'd get the plan but I wouldn't try to nuke my chip because I want just a few hundred more mhz just so I can have some more epeen.

I do hope that those of you that do try pushing ridiculous volts and insane temps through your chip in order to kill it just so you can have a chance a better OC'ing replacement have the chip survive everything your throw at it just to make it through the warranty alive and the day after its out your chip up and dies on you for the relentless flogging you gave it.

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Couldn't this allow people to just buy the warranty after bricking the chip?

That's actually a very good point. I wonder how the warranty activation works. Perhaps the activation process reads the CPU serial during activation or some thing thinking.gif
    
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This is a good PR stunt by Intel and it may actually provide useful to those of us that aren't dishonest enough to take advantage of it. If I owned a $350+ chip and it showed signs of being a dud right of the bat I'd get the plan but I wouldn't try to nuke my chip because I want just a few hundred more mhz just so I can have some more epeen.

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It would be funny if you put like 1.7-8v volts and not kill the chip but the MB and RAM.
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Couldn't this allow people to just buy the warranty after bricking the chip?

IDK, because it filled in my Product SKU number for me smile.gif
Or do all 2600k have the same number??
Plus, it takes a month for the Plan to start!
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Q16.) Why is there a waiting period after I purchase the Plan until I can redeem the Plan?
A16.) There are a few reasons why there is a 30 day wait period. First, time is needed for the actual purchase transaction to complete. Secondly, there are number of different databases and systems used to support this program and some amount of time is required for them to synchronize.

But one thing is for sure. It's a nice feeling to know if my chip starts to fail, I'm covered!
Without lying, that is biggrin.gif
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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.

I agree.... companies this big...will never make a money to even LOSE one penny.... they know these chips are built to 'shut down' before damage...i even dare to say i bet you the 'max' voltage they stated isn't even close to the max. voltage at all for the chip...

its just their way to make you buy into the plan for extra $.
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What is the markup on those CPUs? Is Intel implying it cost them $35 to make? I assume Intel has a number of CPOs for RMA purposes. I sent my i5-760 for a replacement last year and it was a great experience.
Edited by Iching - 1/18/12 at 6:40pm
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IDK, because it filled in my Product SKU number for me smile.gif
Or do all 2600k have the same number??

lets compare! you first
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