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Be aware that it is usually illegal to sell these samples...

EVERY Engineering sample I have received from Intel or AMD states in the license that selling the sample is illegal.
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Be aware that it is usually illegal to sell these samples...

EVERY Engineering sample I have received from Intel or AMD states in the license that selling the sample is illegal.
Technically true, but it's not like it matters--even if some fluke happened, and intel somehow found out you have an ES, it's a 5 year old, 3 generations old CPU that's been discontinued--no one cares to enforce something like that.
    
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No i didnt no it is illegal to sell engineering samples but oh well. the guy who is selling it has sold alot of engineering samples
 
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One thing you might want to make sure of is that the swap with your current CPU won't be too difficult--have you taken a look at the heatpipes that your current laptop uses? Does it use thermal epoxy, or just regular TIM and a retention bracket/screws for the heatpipes? and does your current CPU have an IHS--if the pic on the ebay listing is the actual item, it lacks an IHS (don't know if all Pxxxx CPU's didn't have IHS's.
No i havent had a look at the heatsink

i wasnt going to take it apart untill i get the processor.

I just looked into getting the processor first now according to a pdf i looked at the laptop will support this processor.

whats a ihs?
 
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No i havent had a look at the heatsink

i wasnt going to take it apart untill i get the processor.

I just looked into getting the processor first now according to a pdf i looked at the laptop will support this processor.

whats a ihs?
Oh, I'm sorry, I should have specified.

IHS= Integrated Heat Sink--most desktop processors have them, and it's the big metal surface that's coupled to the die of the CPU--what you see in the ebay pic is the bare die of the CPU. The problem is that if a CPU has an IHS, then the clearances for the cooling heat sink (either heat pipes or something) have a specific value, and if you take away that small yet important thickness of material, the heat sink won't make proper contact with the CPU to cool it.

But as I mentioned, I'm not very familiar with specific mobile CPU's, and whether they are generally with or without an IHS. I know my i3 in my laptop has an IHS, but that's not necessarily the case for all mobile CPU's.

I'd take a look online and see if others have done CPU swaps with your specific model and see if the info is available.
    
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Oh, I'm sorry, I should have specified.

IHS= Integrated Heat Sink--most desktop processors have them, and it's the big metal surface that's coupled to the die of the CPU--what you see in the ebay pic is the bare die of the CPU. The problem is that if a CPU has an IHS, then the clearances for the cooling heat sink (either heat pipes or something) have a specific value, and if you take away that small yet important thickness of material, the heat sink won't make proper contact with the CPU to cool it.

But as I mentioned, I'm not very familiar with specific mobile CPU's, and whether they are generally with or without an IHS. I know my i3 in my laptop has an IHS, but that's not necessarily the case for all mobile CPU's.

I'd take a look online and see if others have done CPU swaps with your specific model and see if the info is available.
i will have to sort something out when it comes. if there is a something wrong then i will deal with it when i get it.

The processor looks the same as a few that i have took out of laptops anyway my old laptop processor p8400 and my girls laptop processor they look similer to the one in the picture i dont recall of it having anything else what does the ihs actually look like? is it just the bit of metal the covers the heatsink like on the q6600?
 
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i will have to sort something out when it comes. if there is a something wrong then i will deal with it when i get it.

The processor looks the same as a few that i have took out of laptops anyway my old laptop processor p8400 and my girls laptop processor they look similer to the one in the picture i dont recall of it having anything else what does the ihs actually look like? is it just the bit of metal the covers the heatsink like on the q6600?
Yeah, like that--it's a bit of a toss-up whether a laptop CPU will have one or not because it varies. Hopefully it won't be an issue for your replacement! Good luck!
    
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Ive Bought and fitted my intel p8700 processor engineering sample and it seems to be ok. Ran intel burn test and it had no instability issues only problem is cpu z reading the clock speed wrong. but another application i have reads them right. someone else online has commented about this so i assume it could be a bug.

What could i do to see if it is 100% stable
 
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Ive Bought and fitted my intel p8700 processor engineering sample and it seems to be ok. Ran intel burn test and it had no instability issues only problem is cpu z reading the clock speed wrong. but another application i have reads them right. someone else online has commented about this so i assume it could be a bug.

What could i do to see if it is 100% stable
Intel Burn test should have indicated any instabilties (if you left it running for a few hours). If it didn't, it's probably stable.

You could run Prime95. Read up on Prime95 first so you know what you're getting into. Let it run for a while--some people say 8 hours is a good indication of stability--and see if it throws any errors. Specify the "cpu" test when you start it.

Glad the swap worked out pretty easily for you!
    
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Intel Burn test should have indicated any instabilties (if you left it running for a few hours). If it didn't, it's probably stable.

You could run Prime95. Read up on Prime95 first so you know what you're getting into. Let it run for a while--some people say 8 hours is a good indication of stability--and see if it throws any errors. Specify the "cpu" test when you start it.

Glad the swap worked out pretty easily for you!
Cheers I downloaded a pdf for the dv6 series laptops so it gave me a step by steps on how to take it apart, on what processors are supported to size screws ect ect.

I will run IBT a bit more then
 
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