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Old March 5, 2010, 03:52 PM
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Default Newegg Ships Counterfeit Intel Core i7 920 CPUs

In an almost surreal tale of events, USA electronics retailer Newegg has discovered a reported 300 counterfeit Intel Core i7 920 CPUs in its inventory, some of which were inadvertently shipped out to buyers! Initial reports of the fakes began yesterday when at least 5 separate incidents, totaling 9 fake processors cropped up on Youtube, HardOCP and... [ Read full article ]
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Old March 5, 2010, 03:56 PM
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Credit for chriskwarren for turning me onto the story :)

Newegg sure didn't want to talk about it though. Was pretty much stonewalled about the matter when contacted

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Wow that is some what creative of a crime. Poor job on neweggs part.
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Credit for chriskwarren for turning me onto the story :)

Newegg sure didn't want to talk about it though. Was pretty much stonewalled about the matter when contacted
Can't blame them for wanting to keep it quiet. Seems their customer service is doing a good job helping folks out so far.
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Wow :O That's crazy!
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Suggestion to retailers involved in a fiasco like this:
Provide customers with the very best attention to the problem.
Be open to the media to the point that it will not interfere with future legal proceedings
Make an example of the culprits in court.
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Lol that's crazy. It reminds me of the girl who recieved raw meat instead of an iPod.

Family Finds Raw Meat Instead Of iPod Inside Sealed Box - Orlando News Story - WKMG Orlando
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Old March 5, 2010, 04:33 PM
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It is crazy....Where do you even get counterfeit CPU's? Do they work? Are they Intel CPU's that didn't make it through quality control?
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Why did you cross out half the article and made me read it in the source code instead of writing a "proper" update?

Edit: Nvm someone must have screwed up the <del> tags :P
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i think the ''logic'' goal is that you replace the ''real'' CPUs with shit like this and then resale it individually. In the article it says these are only little brick of metal, no way you can get this ''CPU'' working

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