Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › Buying OEM
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Buying OEM - Page 2

post #11 of 15
The retail has a HSF, 3 year warranty, and a Sticker.

OEM is just the CPU with a 30 day warranty.

The CPU is no different between the two.

Get the AC 64 Here, $21 shipped.
I have my AC 64 and OEM 3600+ @ 2.808 GHz @ stock voltage completely stable and I have had it up to 2.95GHZ stable for most of what I do (orthos stable for about 2 hours).
'Pooter
(15 items)
 
Server
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 830 x4 Gigabyte GA-880GM-D2H MSI GTX 460 Hawk 12 gigs (2x2 and 2x4) Corsair DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung  Samsung DVD-RW  Samsung DVD-RW  Cooler Master Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro x64 ASUS VH242H 23.6" Logitech MX 3200 Wireless Antec Neo Eco 620 
CaseMouseOther
Antec P-180 Mini Logitech MX 3200 Wireless Crucial m4 128  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X2 210e Gigiabyte MA785GMT-UDH2 ATI Radeon HD 4200 G.Skill Sniper 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
OCZ SSD Seagate SSHD Corsair A50 WHS 2011 
PowerCase
Antec Neo Eco 400 Antec 300 
  hide details  
Reply
'Pooter
(15 items)
 
Server
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 830 x4 Gigabyte GA-880GM-D2H MSI GTX 460 Hawk 12 gigs (2x2 and 2x4) Corsair DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung  Samsung DVD-RW  Samsung DVD-RW  Cooler Master Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro x64 ASUS VH242H 23.6" Logitech MX 3200 Wireless Antec Neo Eco 620 
CaseMouseOther
Antec P-180 Mini Logitech MX 3200 Wireless Crucial m4 128  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X2 210e Gigiabyte MA785GMT-UDH2 ATI Radeon HD 4200 G.Skill Sniper 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
OCZ SSD Seagate SSHD Corsair A50 WHS 2011 
PowerCase
Antec Neo Eco 400 Antec 300 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by txtmstrjoe View Post
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.
x2, furthermore, if you oc a $60.00 cpu and it blows up, you should just buy a new one. That is was is so great about the 3600+. It is cheap and oc's good. If you screw it up just buy a new one. It's not like the price is going to go up.

Get the retail version, for $10.00. You could easily need the stock cooler in the future. And HD's are cheap now days.
300
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3800+ am2 250x10 1.32v epox mf4ultra 7600gt fatal1ty 2gb geil ddr2 533 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80gb wd sata writemaster dvd ls xp pro 32bit w/ windows x vista acer 22" ws & sony 19" lcd 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
g15 logisys 550w 25a 12v 38a 5v 30a 3.3v clear acrylic logitech mx518 
Mouse Pad
big green one 
  hide details  
Reply
300
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3800+ am2 250x10 1.32v epox mf4ultra 7600gt fatal1ty 2gb geil ddr2 533 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80gb wd sata writemaster dvd ls xp pro 32bit w/ windows x vista acer 22" ws & sony 19" lcd 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
g15 logisys 550w 25a 12v 38a 5v 30a 3.3v clear acrylic logitech mx518 
Mouse Pad
big green one 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 15
u wont need the retail version since you are going to purchase a AF Pro 64. the only difference and you dont get the sticker HA! open boxes may be returns that an overclocker' s returned since they dont overclock well.
luckii.3
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon 3070 @ 3.5 GA-EP45-UD3R HD5850 2x2 XMS2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 Tb Seagate 7200.12 LG 22X DVD Burner Ubuntu 22" Acer Wd 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec Neo HE500 Antec 9oo Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
luckii.3
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon 3070 @ 3.5 GA-EP45-UD3R HD5850 2x2 XMS2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 Tb Seagate 7200.12 LG 22X DVD Burner Ubuntu 22" Acer Wd 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec Neo HE500 Antec 9oo Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 15
...go for the retail. you get a cool box, metal paperweight, and a neat sticker
My Baby :)
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 64 3600 X2 Brisbane @2.85 Biostar Tforce 550SE eVGA 7600GT @ 625/1470 2gb G.Skill DDR2 800 4-4-4-10[2T] 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 80gb SATA | Seagate 500gb SATA Sony DVD Burner Windows XP Pro Sp2 Samsung SyncMaster 997DF 
PowerCase
ThermalTake TruePower 420watt Antec Super Lanboy 
  hide details  
Reply
My Baby :)
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 64 3600 X2 Brisbane @2.85 Biostar Tforce 550SE eVGA 7600GT @ 625/1470 2gb G.Skill DDR2 800 4-4-4-10[2T] 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 80gb SATA | Seagate 500gb SATA Sony DVD Burner Windows XP Pro Sp2 Samsung SyncMaster 997DF 
PowerCase
ThermalTake TruePower 420watt Antec Super Lanboy 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 15
As others have said OEM and retail are no different execpt that retail comes with a cheapo HSF, sticker and warranty, which technically is voided when we OC. However open box usually denotes chips that have been returned, probably due to it's low OCability. Don't bother going with the open box since it's only about 2 dollars cheaper than a new OEM chip.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X2 5000+ BE Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H AM2+ Integrated HD3200 2x2GB OCZ DDR2 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Maxtor 40GB Samsung 2220WM 22" Antec Neo HE 550W Ultra Wizard 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X2 5000+ BE Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H AM2+ Integrated HD3200 2x2GB OCZ DDR2 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Maxtor 40GB Samsung 2220WM 22" Antec Neo HE 550W Ultra Wizard 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › Buying OEM