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Hey overclockees, i need some help again, Tigerdirect and Newegg both sells OEM products, for example processor.. does it meant the processor is used?

Or it just come in a little plastic sandwich lookalike bag, with some seal on the processor? without that crappy fan?

The main question is, is it used or send back to intel or where ever to be fixed, or the item happen to be damage and repaired then resold?
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Brand new processor only (no heatsink, fan, sticker or thermal paste).
Have 30 day warranty instead of 3 year (for AMD at least).
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You have to read the description to figure out whether something is new or used. OEM can be both.

If it just states OEM, then it's new. If it also says 'refurbished' or 'open box' or something similar, then it's used.

OEM is for system builders, and indeed comes without accessories (like the crappy fan ). In many cases, there also is less warranty (for Intel CPUs, for example, warranty for an OEM is one year while for retail it's three years.)
    
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ah thanks guys, i guess my my friends Q6700 isn;t used

Im getting my friends Q6700 from this barebone
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...442&CatId=2405
Trading my Q6600 + Asus silent cooler for it =)
Just wanted to make sure it wasn't used
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OEM is usually the way to go. I think the warranty is different as well as it not coming with all the extras, but I hardly ever hear of failed CPU's anyways. (assuming you are somewhat careful, lol)
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One year warranty.

A CPU is either DOA, or it runs forever (excessive overclocks not taken into account).

Personally, I don't care much about warranty on CPUs.
    
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