Spotting Counterfeit Intel Boxed Processors

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by tdinc, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    I just finished reading this article this morning regarding the a scam "some" retailers are pulling on customers. not only by switching processors, but fake Intel Chips as well. I thought this would be a important read for anyone planning on purchasing a new Intel chip. :)

    Link to News Article.

    Via Tech arp

    Counterfeit Intel Boxed Processors
    Introduction
    The Hazards

    How To Identify A Fake Intel Boxed Processor
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    How To Identify A Fake Intel Boxed Processor (Continued)
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  2. X-Istence

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    Newegg for the win.