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OEM - clarification needed.

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Reading the sticky something came to mind...

if i bought an OEM processor... i cannot use it in another MB than the one i first install it on??

whats the difference between an OEM os and an OEM cpu?

that makes no sense.
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Originally Posted by Slipp View Post
The whole "Can only be used on the same PC" only applies to the OS.
You may use the CPU on as many different (compatible) boards you want.

Yup. There is no such thing as a EULA for a CPU

OEM is an acronym for Original Equipment Manufacturer.

Usually these OEM parts are cheaper than retail because as killa said, they come without certain parts, ie the heatsink for a cpu.
 

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Originally Posted by neDav View Post
Exactly as Killa, Slipp & jam3s says. But I do believe I used an Dell XP disc and installed it on an HP before.
Using a pre-installed version of windows intended for an oem machine is against microsofts EULA. Just because you can do it doesn't mean you should.


At any rate, OEM just means original equipment manufacturer.
 
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