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I was looking to purchase on ebay an ES model, since they are usually just as good, and in this case quite cheap. I have heard that engineering samples do not have temperature monitors in them (from reading forum posts from long ago). Is this still the case? Does anyone have a fairly new ES chip that could verify this?
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they have temperature sensors. You do understand that ES are properly of Intel, it is illegal to sell them, and Intel can ask for it back whenever they want if they know you have it. You can't RMA it, and they don't have warranties.
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Good info to know, thank you!
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As another question, do Quality Sample chips have the same legal requirements? (those also appear to be widely available on the internet, although a lot of things are available on the internet...)
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some es are not capable of full performance also...best to stay clear wink.gif
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As another question, do Quality Sample chips have the same legal requirements? (those also appear to be widely available on the internet, although a lot of things are available on the internet...)

Yes, Qualification Samples have the same legal restrictions that sin0822 mentioned for Engineering Samples. They are distinguished from Engineering samples by the fact that they are near final or are indeed final silicon. As such they are essentially identical to production processors.

They are lent out for testing and are not intended to end up in the hands of the consumer.
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