I was wondering where my AMD Serial Number is located? Is it on the chip itself?
What I found odd is that the number on the manual is a 13 digit number, and the bottom number on the chip is a 13 digit number - are these numbers supposed to match?
I'm wondering this because when I received my chip the box had been opened - and the number under the barcode on the manual that the chip came with does not match the bottom number on the chip. Is the bottom number the serial?
I know the chip is the 3800+ x2 - However, in the manual that comes with the chip they tell you to write down the Serial Number as provided below the barcode for future reference.
However, that 13 digit number, does not match a similar 13 digit number that's on the back of the CPU chip - I'm trying to figure out if those 2 numbers should match or if the number on the back of the chip is in fact the serial number.
does not match a similar 13 digit number that's on the back of the CPU chip -
Is this ona sticky piece of paper? Most retailers add thier own bar code in that way.
If it's an xp chip, the serial number is the one on the fan. For A64s, it's the number on the corner of the box, with the chip model on it.
Are you talking about the numbers below the opn code? May look something like
1993523E41213<------ This number?
It's an ID number, but should not match the serial number on the box.
yes the guy on amd fourm is right.There is three rows. One is the ID second shows the stepping and week of manufacture. The third is the serial. Mines has the serial laser engraved on the chip heat spreader. Also, on the box on the top i have a sticker with the serial. And last, on the manual, there is a section that says "Certificate of Authenticity" and at the bottom, you see a sicker with ther serial number. It is a 13 digit number. Hope this helps.
The serial number on the chip will determine the warranty. Parts sold as boxed processors have a different (longer) warranty than parts sold "by the tray" and have a different price. For server it is 3 years vs. 1 year (I don't know desktops).
I would check with AMD on the serial # to find out which warranty you have. Did the store tell you what the warranty was?