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  Intel now offering warranties for overclockers 
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DoubleDouble Jan 19, 2012, 10:39am EST Report Abuse
Called the "Performance Tuning Protection Plan"

In short, they will replace your CPU if you overclock it and blow it ( I think they will only replace it once )

It's awesome!

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john albrich Jan 19, 2012, 02:08pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Intel now offering warranties for overclockers
That's a great acknowledgment by Intel of the enthusiast community. Thanks for the info DoubleDouble!

The article details do give something to think about
...It's this latter get-out clause that could render the whole programme worthless....

The devil is in the details.

For example, does "overclocking" include increasing the voltage? One would think that's obvious, but to's a BIG difference (remember these are the guys that argue over commas)...and the exclusionary clause DOES talk about denying coverage due to "..problems with electrical power, abnormal electrical, mechanical or environmental conditions...." (note: this possible "gotcha" is also discussed in the accompanying comments of the article).

They also exclude coverage if any of the "...original proprietary markings (trademark, logo or serial number) have been removed, altered or obliterated...."*. Which may accidentally happen if you are experimenting with removing/installing different cooling assemblies...often done when "overclocking".

edit to add:
*which of course means the warranty excludes any CPU that has gone through "lapping" (which I wager a non-trivial percentage of aggressive overclocking enthusiasts are likely to want to do).



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