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Old January 18, 2012, 02:49 PM
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Is it really that easy to fry a CPU though? My system just wont boot if its too out of wack. Unless you set it to like 4 volts or something

They also have thermal protection at 100c ? I think..
People pumping insane voltages through their chips are typically using ln2/dice etc... thermal protection won't help you there.

I've always wondered if Intel can actually tell if a chip has died due to overclocking or it's just a dud
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Old January 18, 2012, 03:34 PM
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Its a one time deal so you can be forgiven once if you fry it or it dies for whatever reason
All for 20 bills and maybe some shipping, txs.
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Old January 18, 2012, 03:46 PM
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My thought process on this:

1. Reading the thread title first I thought 'another company jumps on the warranty cash cow'
2. Then I saw the price, and thought '$35 is not bad!'
3. Then I remembered that the pins are on the mobo, and I believe the mobo might go poof before the chip, the chip has thermal throttling, etc.

Then I went back to my cash cow thought.
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Old January 18, 2012, 05:56 PM
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My thought process on this:

1. Reading the thread title first I thought 'another company jumps on the warranty cash cow'
2. Then I saw the price, and thought '$35 is not bad!'
3. Then I remembered that the pins are on the mobo, and I believe the mobo might go poof before the chip, the chip has thermal throttling, etc.

Then I went back to my cash cow thought.
That is a very good point.
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Old January 18, 2012, 06:15 PM
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I'm more concerned about killing a motherboard.
i'm not concerned in killing either
i'm concerned in havin to do an rma
as for intel they always replace the crispy chips lol
unless you tell em you overclocked it lol

this is like givin me the green light to run 1.8v+ on vdimm and 1.6v on cpu 24/7
if they cover shipping both ways i'm in
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My thought process on this:

1. Reading the thread title first I thought 'another company jumps on the warranty cash cow'
2. Then I saw the price, and thought '$35 is not bad!'
3. Then I remembered that the pins are on the mobo, and I believe the mobo might go poof before the chip, the chip has thermal throttling, etc.

Then I went back to my cash cow thought.
Which comes back to the my initial opinion: Tax on stupid. How on this planet can Intel determine that a chip has been fried due to OC'ing; plus unless this option offers a superior RMA process the last thing anyone wants is deal with RMA'ing a faulty computer part. Intel is a business, and they are here to make money or a smart way to compensate for the any CPU RMA's - to minize losses. It may be only 20-30 peso but, why pay for something they already cover the chips for anyway? Those that OC using LN might get their money's worth, the rest of us would be silly to spend a cent.
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