Originally Posted by MYtoaster
If you plan on oc'ing your cpu i would recommend geting the retail version for taht extra warranty.. if you do everything right you wont need that.. but you are only human.. hopefully.. and we are known for making mistakes.. .. well actually now that i think about it.. if you oc it.. you cant send it back fro the warranty can you.. i would just pay and extra 10 bucks for retail.. never know
Actually, without trying to be moralistic, this is a very dishonest way to use a warranty. It's a violation behind the idea of a warranty, in fact.
A warranty is basically a consumer's right to have a functional product when purchased new. This implies that the consumer will use the product (a CPU, in this case) as the manufacturer intended, that is, that it will function perfectly at stock speeds. This is the full extent of the manufacturer's obligation to the customer, and the limit of the customer's expectation.
Overclocking anything carries a certain amount of risk, especially for someone who doesn't really understand what he/she is doing. It is also something that is not covered by most warranties (some GPU manufacturers actually cover overclocking, but that is beyond this issue's scope). Damage incurred beyond the normal usage of the component is not covered by the warranty.
Therefore, if you damage your CPU when overclocking (which is something that is actually quite hard to do, unless you do something truly stupid), the manufacturer is no longer obligated to honor its warranty. To pursue a warranty claim after overclocking-incurred damage is dishonest, in my opinion.