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Old January 18, 2012, 10:28 AM
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Arrow Intel Launches Performance Tuning Protection Plan On Select Processors

[Tax on stupid perhaps, unless I am missing something?]

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Intel has formally announced a new program called the Performance Tuning Protection Plan (PTPP), which provides full warranty protection for select K, X, and LGA2011-socketed boxed processors processors no matter how you kill it. This is in addition to your standard 3 year warranty. In other words, if it fails under normal usage, Intel will replace it under the standard warranty; if it fails while running outside of Intel's specifications, Intel will replace it under the Performance Tuning Protection Plan. The plan pricing and supported processors include:
  • Intel Core i5-2500K - $20.00
  • Intel Core i7-2600K - $25.00
  • Intel Core i7-2700K - $25.00
  • Intel Core i7-3930K - $35.00
  • Intel Core i7-3960X - $35.00
Source:Intel Launches Performance Tuning Protection Plan On Select Processors - Legit Reviews
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Old January 18, 2012, 10:43 AM
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Good for subzero benchers, or people running crazy voltages.
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Old January 18, 2012, 11:04 AM
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great idea
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Old January 18, 2012, 11:27 AM
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Probably the only extended warranty in existence that isn't a complete price rip off. $25 to cover your $300 chip if you light it on fire? Perfect!
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Old January 18, 2012, 11:34 AM
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Wow. Good for them, but I foresee a lot more crispy chips in the future.
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Old January 18, 2012, 11:37 AM
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I could see people trying to abuse this to get a golden overclocking chip though
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Old January 18, 2012, 11:40 AM
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I could see people trying to abuse this to get a golden overclocking chip though
It's only a one time replacement, at least the way I read it. That should deter people from binning dozens of chips.
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They should call it "the overclocker's warranty". I foresee this going away after the first few thousand CPUs come back fried...then again who knows. Lots of people may get sucked into buying the warranty to compensate for those that actually need it.

EDIT: just read that it is only a pilot run for now. Have to wait and see how many people go crazy with it...it is a good idea though.
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Old January 18, 2012, 12:57 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..
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When I got my 2600k, The first day I ran it at 5.2ghz 89c 1.56v on air (noctua d14). And the chip is still going strong, at 4.6ghz every day clock. So I can see why the insurance isn't overpriced since these chips don't break easily.

I'm more concerned about killing a motherboard.
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