Originally Posted by phaseshift
Will a simple "my chip is dead" suffice in the email?
Kinda? lol. Just email them saying your chip no longer boots after doing overclocking. Provide your protection plan warranty information and ask what you need to do to get your replacement.
You shouldn't get any hassle from them, they just need to know how it died so they can determine whether it falls under basic warranty or the protection plan you bought. As long as you didnt do any physical damage to the cpu then no worries.
Replacing a Processor
Your Performance Tuning Protection Plan is effective 30 days after the Plan purchase date. The Plan will cover the processor running out of specifications for the remainder of the standard 3 year warranty.
If you need to submit a claim for processor replacement under the Plan, contact Intel Customer Support prior to shipping the processor.
When you contact Intel, be prepared to provide the Plan Activation Code that was sent with your order confirmation. We will give you a return material authorization (RMA) number and instructions.
RMA numbers are required on all returns. Please note that we cannot accept any returns without an RMA number and that RMA numbers are only valid for 30 days from the date of issue.
This is a bit anecdotal but please note: You can not
purchase a plan for the replacement processor. So be wary of how you push it next time Edited by jomama22 - 7/20/13 at 8:59am