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Intel Confidential E6400, Bad?

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December 8, 2008 11:59:03 PM

I'm about to buy an Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13 GHz/2MB/1066MHz, for a pretty good price of $60, but it's an experimental sample, will this cause any problems with usage or create any complications in using it? It's a great price and I want to get it but I want to make sure it's safe and won't make my computer catch fire.

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December 9, 2008 12:05:29 AM

it's an engineering sample. it may be great, average or less. for that price i would probably chance it.
December 9, 2008 12:14:56 AM

supergeek101 said:
I'm about to buy an Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13 GHz/2MB/1066MHz, for a pretty good price of $60, but it's an experimental sample, will this cause any problems with usage or create any complications in using it? It's a great price and I want to get it but I want to make sure it's safe and won't make my computer catch fire.



Go for it, its worth it just to satisfy the geek need for ES, but might get something great. :lol: 
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December 9, 2008 12:24:42 AM

Stay away, the reason? read this article:

http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=407

Then get my advice as I my self bought an ES (an E6400 actually) and the article is right. It would not overclock beyond 3.3GHz at all, although many more could get it at 3.6GHz quite easily. Also it came with the normal 2MB of cache instead of 4MB that some people got with their ES.

At the end of the day it is a NON STANDARD chip, with no guarantees and no warantees. It means that if you get it and runs at 1GHz and one core, you are stuck with it! STAY AWAY!
December 9, 2008 12:30:36 AM

its like asking if u should roll the dice in vegas. who knows, u might get lucky, but just remember the risk.

at $60 though, if u get E2200-type performance or better, u break even at the very least.
December 9, 2008 12:37:51 AM

Go for it.
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December 9, 2008 12:51:02 AM

That chip should not be sold at all, as it is the property of Intel. You could get it and then email Intel telling them you received an ES and they will probably send you a new chip in return for it. If you're getting it from a store you could also bring down Intel's legal team on them :D 
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December 9, 2008 1:08:09 AM

randomizer said:
That chip should not be sold at all, as it is the property of Intel. You could get it and then email Intel telling them you received an ES and they will probably send you a new chip in return for it. If you're getting it from a store you could also bring down Intel's legal team on them :D 



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December 9, 2008 1:20:51 AM

Go for it. Call Intel afterwards and see if you can persuade something out of them :D 
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