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    Intel offers CPU insurance for overclockers

    Under the name "Performance Tuning Protection Plan", Intel is offering overclockers the chance to buy an insurance for their CPU's, that will guarantee replacement even if the CPU is damaged during overclocking. The amount you have to pay is 20 to 35 USD, but if you already have the CPU it will take 30 days to be activated. Prices:

    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

    The program in for now in a 6 month trial phase.

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    That way they get paid to replace CPUs they would be forced to replace anyway due to burden of proof and warranty. Win-Win.

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    I don't see what this covers that the normal warranty doesn't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nullface View Post
    I don't see what this covers that the normal warranty doesn't?
    Leaves you with a good conscience?
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    This would have made sense during the Gulftown era, not so much now with SB and SB-E since the clock brick walls are present.
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    Normal warranty does not cover putting 2V through your cpu
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    Normal warranty does not cover putting 2V through your cpu
    Correct, but I think the point is how would they know? If the chip is completely fried, it could have been just a manufacturing problem as far as they can tell. It's not like there's some special time-traveling multimeter. I think the main advantage this actually brings is peace of mind. That way you're guaranteed they'll swap out your chip no questions asked instead of potentially having to do a bit of smooth talking
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    The problem is: How would Intel find out that somebody was overclocking, overclocking heavily or not overclocking at all?

    CPU can die in either situation and they have to replace it anyway, because there's no way they can prove that CPU was used like it wasn't designed to. Damaged CPU is damaged CPU, no big deal - you just RMA it and get new one - AND DONT NEED TO PAY ADDITIONAL 35$

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    Intel can easily put or they already have nonvolatile registers for tracking dead cpus that were over-volted


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    Sounds good to me...no BS or hassle for a small fee. The Plan is also transferable, which makes reselling much better.

    ...edit forget about the Q. Was already answered.

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    RMA always delivery the worst batches at least for me!
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    this thing doesn't help us, as we know how to OC, but Intel thinks that it will get people to buy the 2600K and try OC, as the main reason people don't even try overclocking is because they are scared of killing the CPU. i think with this plan we will see more users going crazy with their CPUs, but yea a service you basically already have. I told intel they are charging for what people already have, but i thought it was good they are supporting the OC community. now we just gotta get board makers to endorse it lol.

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    Here's a novel thought, instead of gouging yet again for another $20 for the unlockable 2500K/2600K why not include this "insurance" into the price of the processor since the price difference for adding said insurance is identical to the price difference between the "K" and non "K" processors
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    Quote Originally Posted by c22 View Post
    The problem is: How would Intel find out that somebody was overclocking, overclocking heavily or not overclocking at all?

    CPU can die in either situation and they have to replace it anyway, because there's no way they can prove that CPU was used like it wasn't designed to. Damaged CPU is damaged CPU, no big deal - you just RMA it and get new one - AND DONT NEED TO PAY ADDITIONAL 35$
    They might not know, but if you RMA a CPU when you know that it isn't covered with the intent of tricking Intel into giving you a new one then fraud has been committed. Question: Who here is in support of fraud? Answer: Anyone advocating RMAing a CPU that they know for sure isn't covered by warranty just because you can get away with it.
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    because is a beta service right now maybe in near future come with insurance into the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentential View Post
    Here's a novel thought, instead of gouging yet again for another $20 for the unlockable 2500K/2600K why not include this "insurance" into the price of the processor since the price difference for adding said insurance is identical to the price difference between the "K" and non "K" processors
    you don't run a business, do you?

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    Why not...some people pay $1000 for a chip, a no hassle RMA for a mere $35 on top of that sounds good to me. This basically allows you to do suicide runs for fun without any ramifications.
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    on intels side, why is this not priced into the x or k editions as u cannot oc anything that is not a k or x, its not like it will hurt sales and there is no reason to buy the k or x unless u are ocing.
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    how about a service to buy their "garbage" good overclocking chips that dont make standard spec
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterMagoo View Post
    Why not...some people pay $1000 for a chip, a no hassle RMA for a mere $35 on top of that sounds good to me. This basically allows you to do suicide runs for fun without any ramifications.
    Actually...lol. Fine print is a biotch. You can only use this one time, and chips you receive from this plan are not eligible for replacement. After the plan is terminated you have no more lives. But still a decent piece of mind for running over intel spec vcore for 3 years.
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    I'm all for this and I hope it becomes a service available for more than just a bit of publicity. This would have made 980x/990x much more bearable.

    Quote Originally Posted by Splave View Post
    how about a service to buy their "garbage" good overclocking chips that dont make standard spec
    Hear hear!

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    This will completely change my perspective on buying an EE chip. I have always stayed away from them, because I didn't want to trash a $1K chip and be out of another $1K to replace it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterMagoo View Post
    Actually...lol. Fine print is a biotch. You can only use this one time, and chips you receive from this plan are not eligible for replacement. After the plan is terminated you have no more lives. But still a decent piece of mind for running over intel spec vcore for 3 years.
    Im wondering if you could pay another $35 and start again tho?

    It would be just like paying $35 for a no questions asked RMA every time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ando View Post
    Im wondering if you could pay another $35 and start again tho?

    It would be just like paying $35 for a no questions asked RMA every time
    It says the replacement chip is not eligible for the protection plan
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