Retial and OEM Chips!?

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Retial and OEM Chips!?

Post by Heretic » Fri Feb 14, 2003 10:06 pm

Whats the differecen betwqeen OEM, and Retail CPU's??

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Post by shrek » Sat Feb 15, 2003 9:15 am

Retail chips comes with a heatsink and fan and retail boxing, where as a OEM chip comes in a plain box and no heatsink and fan.

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Post by eclipse » Sat Feb 15, 2003 3:13 pm

and for this reason there is usually a price difference?

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Post by biggles » Sat Feb 15, 2003 7:25 pm

i suggest getting an OEM chip, a sexah zalman and some arctic silver.

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Post by fabian » Sun Feb 16, 2003 12:23 pm

yeh, when i got a Athelon XP 2100+ i did not get the right heat sink for it. then i had to go and get another CPU and heat sink
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Post by Seahorse » Sun Feb 16, 2003 9:30 pm

1. Re Chip frying. RTFM!
2. OEM is not limited to chips. The equipment is identical. OEM doesn't have all the fancy packing, manuals and freebie that comes with just about anything these days. Therefore OEM kit cost less.
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Post by Ze_Baron » Mon Feb 17, 2003 9:24 am

Intel Retail boxed processors come with a very good 3 year warranty.

OEM chips do NOT come with any warranty whatsoever unless one is granted by the retailer.
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Post by Seahorse » Mon Feb 17, 2003 10:12 pm

Ah, Captain Intel burbles. Are you not aware of the Sale of Goods Act :?:

Try buying with a credit card for that matter...
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Post by Chief » Mon Feb 17, 2003 10:42 pm

all chips come with at least 10 years of life in them if properly handled. ie: not by a n00b

luckly, i dont buy anything other than intel oem stuff where we work, so we miss out on all that lurvly intel pr stuff... just says "Intel Celeron" at boot :)

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Post by Ze_Baron » Mon Feb 17, 2003 11:57 pm

Last time I looked the sales of good act did not give you one of the industries best 3 year warranties including a next day replacement service.

EDIT : Steady thar me old mucker!
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Post by Chief » Tue Feb 18, 2003 2:44 pm

Intel leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to AMD...



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Post by Ze_Baron » Tue Feb 18, 2003 4:36 pm

ROFL!!!
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Post by Sharpe » Tue Feb 18, 2003 7:51 pm

Oi nothin wrong with a good AMD chip, Well i never had any problems with them that would put me off them. They work for me and they are fast enough so thats all that matters right?.
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Post by biggles » Wed Feb 19, 2003 12:03 pm

AMEN

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