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wow just wow at least amd is a safe bet!

AMD is safe from counterfeits in the same way Apple is safe from malware on OSX.
    
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This is why there are certain things that I will only buy from Newegg or a store. If it's something less expensive I'll maybe go used.

Except that I believe when people were getting the i7's made of painted plaster with a stock heatsink with a sticker of a fan on it, in a box with all kinds of misspelling, they got them from newegg if I recall correctly.

Yeah. I was one of those that got a fake 920 from the egg back then. You always have a risk no matter where you buy. Got a free replacement with free cross shipping so all was good.
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This is the kind of counterfeiting that hurts... why don't they go after that kind of crap?
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Why even go through the work of etching it? Sending a buyer of a LGA 1366 CPU a LGA 775 CPU will do as much good as sending them a potato in a box. It won't plug into the mother board.

Now...if said scammer were to be popping IHS's off of LGA 1155 I3's and selling them as 2500Ks...I bet a lot of novice users wouldn't even know the difference. Even if they looked at task manager they would still see four cores.
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Why even go through the work of etching it? Sending a buyer of a LGA 1366 CPU a LGA 775 CPU will do as much good as sending them a potato in a box. It won't plug into the mother board.
Now...if said scammer were to be popping IHS's off of LGA 1155 I3's and selling them as 2500Ks...I bet a lot of novice users wouldn't even know the difference. Even if they looked at task manager they would still see four cores.

The point was that Intel's boxes have a window in them that shows the IHS which is etched with the processor name. By using an Intel box and having the fake etching the chip easily passed as a real 990X
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The point was that Intel's boxes have a window in them that shows the IHS which is etched with the processor name. By using an Intel box and having the fake etching the chip easily passed as a real 990X

Yeah, till they got it home. They could have stuck the IHS on a piece of cardboard for all it mattered. It isn't like they could have opened the box. You never can open the box.

I never really stopped to look. Can you even see anything other than the IHS on the box? If a little of the base shows then I suppose they would need a real CPU of a similar size in there.
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Fixed that for you wink.gif

No, you didn't. Here: Dictionary.com

*edit* Just in case that's not clear enough for you:

Lexicon: noun,
2. the vocabulary of a particular language, field, social class, person, etc.
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No, you didn't. Here: Dictionary.com
*edit* Just in case that's not clear enough for you:
Lexicon: noun,
2. the vocabulary of a particular language, field, social class, person, etc.

Well, lexicons has descriptions of a lot of different things from a-z., like the city Paris or the lion. At least it is here in Denmark. A vocabulary would be a list of words from a-z describing their meaning, use in sentence and what not. But thanks for the spiteful answer.

I was only kidding, you know?
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anyone remember the plastic i7's from newegg?
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anyone remember the plastic i7's from newegg?

I remember that! It was the Intel Core i7 920's that ended up being in the spotlight
 
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