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Running out of specs was my own term, its meaningless. Basically as long as you don't physically damage it outside of the socket..like with a hammer or something..they will ship you a new in box sealed retail replacement and you send your old one back. They don't ask questions about how you fried it - crank it up to 11 ghz if you want.

Btw I am in no way affiliated with Intel, I'm just a guy that talked to customer service for an hour and asked a lot of questions.
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Okay, I'll try to respond to all of these questions without quoting..because that gets complex.
You have to buy the insurance within 1 year of buying your processor. Here's the link
It's $25. For an additional $25 on top of it, if you make a claim, they will "cross ship" - meaning they will overnight you a new processor before you send back your old one, pay shipping both ways, and provide packaging for shipping.
Basically what is is a no questions asked processor replacement, though it is a one time thing - you can't pay another $25 and get a new processor if you fry the new one. If the new processor is like mine - which doesn't give errors at stock clock/voltage, though runs abnormally hot and won't OC for **** - then you're SoL. If the new one is verifiably bad in a way that is covered under normal manufacturer's warranty then they will replace it. This does not fulfill your original manufacturer's warranty, it merely supplements it.
And no, I have not tried my chip in another mobo or another chip in mine - that is a pricey diagnostic with potential complications regarding a return that I just didn't want to risk smile.gif
And I won't know about my new one until after March 6th, that's when my plan goes active

wait so the crossship thing... you can have both chips in your hand??? You don't have to return the old one?
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wait so the crossship thing... you can have both chips in your hand??? You don't have to return the old one?

cross ship for me in the past has required that they get confirmation of some sort that you have mailed off your product and they will begin shipping the new/replacement product to you. You are supposed to ship the old one back as it is part of the agreement to get the cross ship done in the first place.
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Running out of specs was my own term, its meaningless. Basically as long as you don't physically damage it outside of the socket..like with a hammer or something..they will ship you a new in box sealed retail replacement and you send your old one back. They don't ask questions about how you fried it - crank it up to 11 ghz if you want.
Btw I am in no way affiliated with Intel, I'm just a guy that talked to customer service for an hour and asked a lot of questions.

Good to know thumb.gif
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wait so the crossship thing... you can have both chips in your hand??? You don't have to return the old one?

Yes, you have both chips in hand.

Yes, you don't have to return the old one... but that is why they have a deposit on your account. They will charge you the full price of the second chip until you return the original one.
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Yes, you have both chips in hand.
Yes, you don't have to return the old one... but that is why they have a deposit on your account. They will charge you the full price of the second chip until you return the original one.

Correct,hey charge a deposit when they ship the new one and refund it when they receive the old one
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Yeah this is actually really great when i looked into it. Its basically a free exchange after you OC and beat up your cpu, And if your lucky a better chip biggrin.gif I bought it for 20 bucks definatly worth it. If this thing keeps x124'ing then ill just exchange. i swear my PC can listen to me lol. if i rage at my PC it starts performing better. these gaming pc's have a mind of there own biggrin.gif
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i swear my PC can listen to me lol.

I'd unplug the mic biggrin.gif
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May take my 2600k to the OCN mega LAN and run it till it dies then. I want to see 6ghz, regardless of its wellbeing.

Then I can get a chip that won't require 1.48v for 4.8 stable.
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Im interested in this but my 2700k was bought from another overclock member and not a retailer, will intel still cover me?
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