Fake Intel CPU's

Apparently newegg got their hands on some fake 920 processors. According to Intel they are rounding them up. Story: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/03/05/newegg_selling_fake_intel_cpus

Figures, I see it was posted a little earlier. Not going to remove it though. Others may have missed the posts as I did.
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  1. swifty_morgan said:
    Apparently newegg got their hands on some fake 920 processors. According to Intel they are rounding them up. Story: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/03/05/newegg_selling_fake_intel_cpus

    Figures, I see it was posted a little earlier. Not going to remove it though. Others may have missed the posts as I did.

    apparently someone in the distribution chain did a switch, might even been someone working at newegg
  2. When you buy something off neweeg it comes from a number of different warehouses that dont only cater to newegg so it coulda been anybody.
  3. Newegg has nothing to be accused as long as they are willing to offer replacement or refund for those fake 920s.

    However, I do think they should take more care of their merchandise source.
  4. thanks for the news now i will double check when i order mine!
  5. i just wonder what happen to newegg on this ,,,are they out 29,000 dollars
  6. lol... will be easy to spot when you open the box. Damn I just bought 20 from newegg lol... ;)
  7. No wonder it was not overclocking like it should. Those foam/sticker coolers just can't keep up :p

    The link states they are demo boxes, that would make sense. Kind of like those hallow camera demo units at the store. The spelling mistakes are still funny.
  8. newegg and cpus have a shady history i just bought one from them myself and it came without a plastic protector and my build wouldnt boot up i figured it was the cpu seeing how i got it in such a strange condition but hey atleast it wasnt that! =][
  9. you would think the guys at new could see the box was open
  10. See what happens when Intel subcontracts Global Foundries.
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