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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.

CPU? Dirty cheap once yield are good. You pay for R&D. think about it it just silicone and a small heat sink.
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post #82 of 114
Why is everyone getting so excited for paying $25 on an extended warranty/service contract?

If you push enough volts to fry your CPU, chances are that your motherboard would die first.
Edited by Riou - 1/18/12 at 7:05pm
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Why is everyone getting so excited for paying $25 on an extended warranty/service contract?
If you push enough volts to fry your CPU, chances are that your motherboard would die first.

Because, for the very few insane overclockers, this is very good news. Go buy a 3990X or whatever, get it to 8ghz on 1.9v. If it fries, you get a replacement CPU for $25.
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post #84 of 114
This is just another revenue stream for Intel. Since you can only get ONE replacement CPU and their cost is less than the insurance, they come out ahead financially and you're SOL after you fry the first CPU as far as insurance coverage.
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Cover some Xeons and then we'll talk.
    
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post #86 of 114
Chances are your VRM are going to die before the CPU. Not sure for the RAM though.
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Oh my. This is awesome for us, but fail for Intel on a financial side...this could lose them some serious money tongue.gif

I don't see Intel loosing much money, or any at all over this. Since they are on top in the CPU market. They are able to set almost any price for their processors.
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I don't see Intel loosing much money, or any at all over this. Since they are on top in the CPU market. They are able to set almost any price for their processors.

Much to the chagrin of the AMD faithful, intel really hasn't followed through on that dire prophecy.

That being said, people successfully RMA procs that they've killed whether they have the extra warranty or not. This new plan wont lose them any money.
    
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People saying that you just over volt it until you need a new chip is kind of not realistic. Most of your mother boards would take a dive long before the CPU. It is really really hard to kill a chip you might not be able to post at 5.2ghz after you do crazy voltage but almost every CPU will still do stock speeds no matter what you do to them, You would be mostly breaking your motherboards.
 
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So my 4.9ghz @ 1.513V 2600k can get nuked and replace? I think so. Time to go for 2V 24/7. I want thy 5.3GHZ fold stable.
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