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post #1 of 12
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I found a 920 on tigerdirect.ca for 99.99 but it is OEM. Does that mean anything other then it comes with no heat sink. I can still overclock it right?
Edited by noahhova - 3/31/11 at 10:16am
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Yes you can still Overclock it OEM is Original Equipment Manufacture and in this case it means, just a bare bones CPU no Heat sink, no AMD Warranty, no Paperwork.
Edited by NitroNarcosis - 3/31/11 at 10:33am
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Still store warranty though right? Its an AMD x4 920 btw
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post #4 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by NitroNarcosis View Post
Yes you can still Overclock it OEM is Original Equipment Manufacture and in this case it means, just a bare bones CPU no Heat sink, no Intel Warranty, no Paperwork.
Obviously not it's an AMD processor.

But yeah NitroNarcosis has it right. It's just the product and only the product.

Edit: OEM products still have warranty through the manufacturer, but shorter than the retail version. This one has a 1 year warranty compared to the three year warranty the retail version has.
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Normally 90 days or less. Some do not offer Refunds though.

My apologies...Work and Play do not mix well together. specially in the middle of making network changes.
post #6 of 12
OEM means it is just the processor with no box. Just a processor covered with a plastic holder. No Stickers no box just the shipping box and it is wrapped well with bubble wrap. It is great if you want to save money and you already have a CPU Cooler.. It has the same warranty as new it is just the processor. The 920 is not the unlocked version but the 6 mb cache makes this an amazing chip for a low cost AMD Gamer Build. Just add Memory..
    
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post #7 of 12
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Awesome will I notice a good difference while gaming. Will I be able to heavy multi task like even streaming a game I'm playing live?
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post #8 of 12
Also, it's an AM2+ processor, so make sure you pick up an AM2+ board, along with DDR2 memory.

I could probably overclock a lot more on mine if I didn't live in Texas where it's hot as hell in the summers and also if I had a better overclocking board.
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post #9 of 12
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My AM3 board should work fine
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by noahhova View Post
My AM3 board should work fine
It won't work actually. This CPU doesn't have a DDR3 memory controller. It won't support DDR3 memory.
    
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