Request an rma from Intel using your address or email them. If you are buying off ebay or a third party, then you may be out of luck. I used their retail boxed warranty years ago in the usa, and they replaced my p4 in about six days cross shipping.
sorry I can't help you on that. I've bought used cpus without problems, but you never know. I would email Intel before purchasing off ebay to be sure. Only retail boxed cpus have Intel's three year warranty; they won't replace oem cpus. The original seller would have to do that.
No. I build my own, often using retail boxed cpus from Intel or Amd. Both have three year warranties if you purchase them new in the usa. I wouldn't pay extra for a service plan because I've spent twenty years building; I rarely have to use warranty. I handle boards carefully. I was taught by dell manufacturing how to handle boards, cpus, and ram using esd straps to prevent damage caused by electrostatic discharge from the skin. It's rare, but it happens ocassionally. I've worked at dell on three separate ocassions in the last 7 years.
I haven't brought anything yet and I want to know if I buy a cpu that was originally brought in the US off of eBay would the 3 year Intel warranty still apply if I was RMA ing from a different country i.e. the UK.