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Hey guys,

This is a repost because I originally made this "off topic" and now it is "on topic"

Been trying to cheat the system since the system has cheated me multiple times. The extended warranty on the Q9550 is $52 and allows for a replacement for up to 2 years after the manufacturer's warranty expires. I'm in the market for one of these chips, but I know that Core i7 is the next new thing and don't want to shell out lots of money on a 775 proc. So here's my theory.

1) Buy Q9550, now, and overclock it to my heart's content.
2) Wait until Q9550/rest of the Core2 Quads are discontinued (should happen within manufacturers warranty + 2 years)
3) File a replacement claim. Their warranty says that they must replace the product with a like product, or one of equal similarity/value, or give me a full refund.
4) Success. W/ Core2Quads discontinued, Core i7 is the only like processor. I will either receive a brand new Core i7 ~$300 or I get my money back, and then buy a new Core i7.

Is this foolproof or am I overlooking something really simple? I just called the warranty provider and the lady confirmed that those were the terms of the warranty.

The point is not that I want to own the Q9550 for 2-3 years. The point is that by 2-3 years I think they will be discontinued and they will NOT be able to replace the chip, so they will have to refund me or give me an upgrade to Core i7. These chips could be discontinued a year from now, who knows!

(btw there's no way for them to test for overclock-edness unless it's burnt out, and besides, theyre a paper pushing warranty company that is separate from newegg)
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I just called the warranty provider and the lady confirmed that those were the terms of the warranty.
Did you just answer your own question?
    
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Did you just answer your own question?
yes no maybe
    
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Do you really intend to fry your chip between 3 and 5 years from now?
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yes no maybe
you're silly friend :-D
    
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Hah I feel really slimy doing this..I guess just need a thumbs up from someone before I dive in!

Also hoping to get feedback from you guys on when you think the Core2Quad series will be discontinued.
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Do you really intend to fry your chip between 3 and 5 years from now?
I'm not doing it because I'm scared of frying my chip... I dont plan on ever doing that.

The point is that if the Core 2 Quads are discontinued before this warranty ends, then I either get a refund or a Core i7 .
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it's not something i'd personally do, but heck to each their own
    
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but the core i7 will be the old chip by then lol...pretty pointless haha

but nonetheless go ahead and scheme for your enjoyment
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post #10 of 13
Not worth it.


Think about it...
1) Companies often have a stock of RMA and return products.
2) Like-product is in terms of performance. Your $300 product will be equivalent to a $50 product in 2-3 years.
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