Originally Posted by Sunburnti
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.