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Poll Results: Do you buy this plan?

 
  • 75% (12)
    Yes
  • 6% (1)
    No
  • 18% (3)
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post #1 of 13
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Curious how many of us bought this plan.

 

 

Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel®

 

The Performance Tuning Protection Plan being offered by Intel is a chance for you to experiment with the overclocking features of your processor without the worries of what will happen if you push the procesor too far. The Plan allows you a single processor replacement, hassle-free, from our customer support. This is in addtion to your standard 3 year warranty. In other words, if it fails under normal usage, we will replace it under the standard warranty; if it fails while running outside of Intel's specifications, we will replace it under the Performance Tuning Protection Plan.

 

So what we are saying is this: Go ahead and push it, we've got your back.

 

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post #2 of 13
I bought this plan. I looked at the price of my 3930k and decided it was a good investment after reading that the plan is transferable. I think it will add to the chip's resale value and pay for itself.
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post #3 of 13
I went a head and bought it, just for an just in case scenario. Some times you never know and for as cheap as it is I figured why not.
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post #4 of 13
This was in the news section not too long ago. I personally think its great.

I grabbed the plan for my 2600k, it was cheap enough
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post #5 of 13
Aside from completely blowing up your CPU how would Intel know whether your CPU was outside their specs or not...?

They say if it fails under normal conditions they will replace it under the normal 3 year warranty but if it fails outside their specs it will use the performance tuning plan. If you don't tell them it was outside specs is there any logical way they would be able to find out seeing as overclocking is stored on the BIOS, not the chip.

Unless I'm thinking too old school and they now have economical ways to take the die apart and see where you caused the failure.

Or is this just so you can get your replacement CPU faster if the first one dies?
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post #6 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post

Aside from completely blowing up your CPU how would Intel know whether your CPU was outside their specs or not...?
They say if it fails under normal conditions they will replace it under the normal 3 year warranty but if it fails outside their specs it will use the performance tuning plan. If you don't tell them it was outside specs is there any logical way they would be able to find out seeing as overclocking is stored on the BIOS, not the chip.
Unless I'm thinking too old school and they now have economical ways to take the die apart and see where you caused the failure.
Or is this just so you can get your replacement CPU faster if the first one dies?
The nice thing is, if you get a dud, or the chip has degraded enough to not hold the OC, but still runs stock, you can get a no questions asked replacement.
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post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by ericeod View Post

The nice thing is, if you get a dud, or the chip has degraded enough to not hold the OC, but still runs stock, you can get a no questions asked replacement.

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I think Micro Center will charge you like 30$ ,you can return it (no questions asked)
    
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post #8 of 13
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Is MC charging less than Intel?

 

 

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post #9 of 13
Just bought mine today, not "effective" until april 10th though due to the month wait, is there anything else you have to do to activate it besides purchase it? I was expecting for like serial numbers & proof of purchase to be needed.

Also wondering how far some of you guys are going with it.
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post #10 of 13
Forgot about this, thanks for the reminder. Just went and bought mine. Time to juice it up! thumb.gif
 
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