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What about if you bought a CPU though and it worked it AT its stock speeds but got way to hot with just a tiny bit of overclocking b/c the top of the cpu was not really smooth or straight.

For example my CPU is really concave like looking. Sure it runs stock but the top barely looks flat at all.
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What about if you bought a CPU though and it worked it AT its stock speeds but got way to hot with just a tiny bit of overclocking b/c the top of the cpu was not really smooth or straight.

For example my CPU is really concave like looking. Sure it runs stock but the top barely looks flat at all.
As I said, you only pay for stock performance, not overclocking performance.

In your case, I suppose you could argue that it runs hot because of a manufacturing defect. Personally, I wouldn't cry about it myself because, as long as it doesn't crap out on me at stock, it works as it should. When you overclock, it's like crossing the freeway on foot: It's completely your choice, and nobody else is responsible for what happens in the event.

We're all adults, I suppose, so the choice to do what we all do is all up to our own selves.
    
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Well just so ya know I have not and will not return my chip. I've had it since October of last year. I pretty much just accepted the fact that my luck sucks. To top it off I payed for next day air on a new water cooling kit and 8800 GTX on May 28 2007. UPS and Newegg has yet to get the damn things to me. They told me I will be waiting at least 10 more business days to get things settled. BLAH I have the worse luck with computers!
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Well just so ya know I have not and will not return my chip. I've had it since October of last year. I pretty much just accepted the fact that my luck sucks. To top it off I payed for next day air on a new water cooling kit and 8800 GTX on May 28 2007. UPS and Newegg has yet to get the damn things to me. They told me I will be waiting at least 10 more business days to get things settled. BLAH I have the worse luck with computers!
Ever considered lapping your IHS to get it flat?

It's really not that hard. I'd wager flattening that IHS will go a long way in improving your temperatures. Besides, even if you're going with water, with the concave IHS your cooling is still compromised.

Once you get your new parts, though, your rig would be all the better!

Good luck, dude.
    
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Just as tx says - chips are not sold based on overclocking ability. In fact you are specifically told they are not meant to be overclocked. My chip is a bit of a dog for overclocking, it runs far too hot to do much with - but returning it never crossed my mind and I have since got it running stably at over 2.6ghz
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Well just so ya know I have not and will not return my chip. I've had it since October of last year. I pretty much just accepted the fact that my luck sucks. To top it off I payed for next day air on a new water cooling kit and 8800 GTX on May 28 2007. UPS and Newegg has yet to get the damn things to me. They told me I will be waiting at least 10 more business days to get things settled. BLAH I have the worse luck with computers!
UPS is absolutely horrid on some occasions. I've 2-Day Air shipped a few things, and two separate occasions it took 3 days. I understand 1 day doesn't seem like a huge deal, but it is when you pay 5-10 extra dollars for it. And it's even more of a big deal when the whole purpose of using 2-day shipping is to receive it on Friday instead of Monday!

Thanks UPS. You're great.
    
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