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Is it possible to get an RMA on a 3570k because it does not overclock well?

I obviously bought the K series one to overclock it so they should understand. This is the only thing I could find on overclocking in the manual sent with the processor was this:

Altering clock frequency and/or voltage may: (i) reduce system stability and useful life of the system and processor; (ii) cause
the processor and other system components to fail; (iii) cause reductions in system performance; (iv) cause additional heat or other damage; and (v) affect system data integrity. Intel has not tested, and does not warranty, the operation of the processor beyond its specifications. Intel assumes no responsibility that the processor, including if used with altered clock frequencies and/or voltages, will be fit for any
particular purpose.


Any thoughts?
post #2 of 29
intel wont RMA a CPU just because it doesnt overclock well.
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post #3 of 29
However, if you're dying to get a better chip, you could return it to the store and exchange it for a different chip for another chance.

Jerk move to do, but you may end up with a better, or worse chip.
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What mhz are you getting to? They do have a program, for 20 bucks, that lets you overclock all you want, then if your CPU dies, you can exchange it for a new one...
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post #5 of 29
Simple answer. nope, all the K means is that it is unlocked, not that it will OC well.
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post #6 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

What mhz are you getting to? They do have a program, for 20 bucks, that lets you overclock all you want, then if your CPU dies, you can exchange it for a new one...


Intel wont RMA a chip because it wont OC well. As stated above you may be able to exchange it but even thats kinda shady IMO or you could buy into the Intel OC Protection Plan.
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Does this mean I can de-lid my 3570k and if i make a mess of it I can get a free replacement?
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Originally Posted by Livefreeordie89 View Post

Does this mean I can de-lid my 3570k and if i make a mess of it I can get a free replacement?

I don't think so.
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Does this mean I can de-lid my 3570k and if i make a mess of it I can get a free replacement?
No that would void the warranty. If you kill it by giving it too much juice you could get a new chip.
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Does this mean I can de-lid my 3570k and if i make a mess of it I can get a free replacement?

no, and de-lidding is not even covered by the Performance Tuning Protection Plan
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