Earlier today Intel unveiled its Performance Tuning Protection Plan, which offers certain out-of-warranty service offerings in the event of damage caused by over-clocking or over-voltaging by the user on “K”, “X”, and LGA2011-socketed boxed processors.
Users who purchase this plan and meet the plan’s criteria, can receive a one-time replacement processor if the user’s over-voltaging or overclocking causes the original processor to fail.
This pilot plan will be launched on January 18, 2012, at 12:01AM PST and last for six months. The first phase of the Plan will include 4 resellers: CyberPower, Canada Computers and Electronics, Scan Computers, and Altech Computers.
On February 13, 2012, Intel plans to add additional resellers to the Plan.
Intel will also be providing the Plan directly to customers at the following website: http://www.intel.com/go/tuningplan for the duration of the Plan.
Intel will evaluate the Plan throughout the six months and decide whether or not to proceed past the pilot phase.