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So I'm building an FTP out of spare parts. Socket 478 mobo. 2x1GB Crucial DDR 400 C3, and a P4.
While going through my parts I came across a Northwood P4 2.4GHz engineering sample. My buddy was over and he thought it was really cool and the conversation turned into selling it. He thinks that I would be able to get more for it since its an engineering sample. I told him I really doubted it so we made a bet. His brother works for Intel so I'm afraid he has the upper hand in this bet.

So... how much do you think a Northwood 2.4Ghz P4 engineering sample CPU could be sold for?
NOTE: I'm not asking for an "appraisal". I do not plan on actually selling it.


P.S.
Heres an engineering sample i7 965 extreme with burn-in board he let me play with for a few days. I wanted to cry when he took it back.
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I wouldn't say its more expensive... Why would it be? Does the same thing the "Public" one would. So no I dont say its more expensive. Rare? Sure but would someone pay 10 bucks more for this then the normal one? I'd say stupid if they were.

Its like buying a thong for your GF, Does the same stuff, but you still take it off.
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Back in the day? Yes.

Now? Heck no.
    
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AFAIK it is illegal to sell engineering samples.

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First of all, these ES processors are meant for internal use by Intel engineers and their partners. They are not meant for sale at all. They are generally used in Intel's quality control tests and remain Intel's property after the fact. Hence, those who sell these processors are actually selling stolen property. As a result, you could be in quite a bit of a fix if these processors do not work right, because :

a) ES processors are not covered by any warranty.

b) If you try sending one to Intel for RMA anyway, you will have the unenviable task of explaining to them how you procured a stolen processor.

Even if you are aware of the legal risks in purchasing such processors, you should also be aware that these ES processors have been subjected to incredible stresses during the tests. As such, many of these processors are inevitably damaged at the end of these tests. The damage may be relatively unnoticeable, as in minor logic units, or it can be so severe that the processor will not boot up on many motherboards, especially those using Intel 965 and 975 chipsets.
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+1 rep for DeeJay. Good metaphor.
Thanks guys for helping me win $20.
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Tis' against Intels ToS to sell ES.

(^see what i did thar?)

So yes, it would cost more.

$5 for the proc
$10,000 to defend yourself in court
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Quote:
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Tis' against Intels ToS to sell ES.

(^see what i did thar?)

So yes, it would cost more.

$5 for the proc
$10,000 to defend yourself in court
Whould intel really sue you for a pentium 4?
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*probably* not, but since his friend pretty much works for intel, i wouldn't test it.
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With the loss Intel is having from SB I imagine they would try to get every penny they could from wherever.
Nah, I really don't mean to offend anyone. It sucks about the SB bug.
If anything it'll be nice to OC it since it has unlocked mult.
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Nobody wants to buy a chip from 2002.
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