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So I purchased a mobo and CPU combo on Hardforum. I got burned. I sent the payment as a gift as per request only to find out that you cannot open a dispute after doing so. Mobo arrived with the socket annihilated and board being out of warranty. Needless to say, that is reason enough to question the integrity of the cpu I purchased.

Problem is I have no i7 machine to test it in. I was wondering If anyone here could either A) tell me what my options are? ie: if there is any retail store that you know of that does something like this, or B) if there was a kind and reputable OCN member that would be gracious enough to test it for me (ill obviously pay for shipping etc)

I was eager to finally get rid of this socket 775 setup and BAM right in the keester. I am waiting for gigabyte to get back with an RMA number, I guess theyre gonna fix it for around 50 bucks. I guess its worth it? As long as this chip is ok, ill be back up and running by the time the board gets back.

Its a touchy situation because its a 1366 chip/board and if the chip turns out bad, I don't want to fix the board as I would probably buy a 1155 setup/combo. Time is of the essence because if the chip turns out good, then the longer I wait to send out the board, the longer I go without setting up my new box. Normally wouldn't be an issue except I have waited 7 years and a cancer battle to upgrade, and now is the time! (FFXIV comes out next month and I have to have this up and running for that!)

Anyhow, thoughts/ideas/advice?
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Originally Posted by klepp0906 View Post

So I purchased a mobo and CPU combo on Hardforum. I got burned. I sent the payment as a gift as per request only to find out that you cannot open a dispute after doing so. Mobo arrived with the socket annihilated and board being out of warranty. Needless to say, that is reason enough to question the integrity of the cpu I purchased.

Problem is I have no i7 machine to test it in. I was wondering If anyone here could either A) tell me what my options are? ie: if there is any retail store that you know of that does something like this, or B) if there was a kind and reputable OCN member that would be gracious enough to test it for me (ill obviously pay for shipping etc)

I was eager to finally get rid of this socket 775 setup and BAM right in the keester. I am waiting for gigabyte to get back with an RMA number, I guess theyre gonna fix it for around 50 bucks. I guess its worth it? As long as this chip is ok, ill be back up and running by the time the board gets back.

Its a touchy situation because its a 1366 chip/board and if the chip turns out bad, I don't want to fix the board as I would probably buy a 1155 setup/combo. Time is of the essence because if the chip turns out good, then the longer I wait to send out the board, the longer I go without setting up my new box. Normally wouldn't be an issue except I have waited 7 years and a cancer battle to upgrade, and now is the time! (FFXIV comes out next month and I have to have this up and running for that!)

Anyhow, thoughts/ideas/advice?
Ouchhhh. Don't buy something as a gift, a gift is just that, a gift. You can't "dispute" a gift because gifts are not purchases or business. frown.gif I hope you've already busted the guy on Hardforum!

I would do it for you but I don't have the mobo... I have a 775 and 1150. I don't have any friends that use that socket either. If nobody can help maybe you can just purchase again... eventually you're bound to find somebody with the socket, then test. if it works, sell secondhand.

Best of luck to you, hopefully you'll have FFXIV running on launch day!
   
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lol yea I was thinking that I would just buy again and go with the newer socket (I still may if I find the right deal) but with gigabyte offering to repair the board for 45.. I figured if the cpu worked, that would be my cheapest route. Money really is that tight - otherwise I wouldn't be buying second hand at all. Im super anal especially about my toys. Just got done beating cancer and without insurance being raped for every penny by meds for a few years so I have to tread light and careful for a short while. This happening has certainly made me think twice about buying second hand again =(

Anyhow, thank you for your reply and if anyone else has any experience with anything like this - or has a 1366 board and is willing to test a chip, let me know. Ill cover all the expenses obviously. I know what a pain removing and installing a cpu is so if you don't have a test setup, don't worry about it. I'm hoping that when I call best buy their "geek squad" will be willing to slap it in a machine for 10 bucks or something. Id like to think they still have 1366 setups in there.

If anyone has any mobo/chip combos for a good price im all ears (as a 3rd and final option =p)
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Send the CPU to Intel.
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Hi Klepp, sorry to hear about your terrible experience it sucks to hear you getting ripped off like that.

So your trying to get the cpu tested prior to paying $50 to have the mobo fixed or are you just going to send it off anyway? The problem with testing a faulty cpu is that it could damage other components in a system if its faulty, from what ive been told on OCN.

I would contact Intel and see if they will test it or swap it. So long as its not lapped and still have the original numbers printed on top of the cpu.

Hope you get it sorted in time! thumb.gif
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