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February 29, 2012 6:44:07 PM

which do you think is better, boxed or OEM microprocesser? why?

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February 29, 2012 6:50:54 PM

They are the same , the only diference is the cpu cooler. Boxed have cooler and the oem don't have.
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February 29, 2012 7:23:37 PM

At least for Intel® processors like an Intel Core™ i5-2500K the box/retail comes packaged with a HSF (heatsink/fan) and a 3 year warranty. While the OEM has only a 1 year warranty and doesnt come with a HSF.


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February 29, 2012 10:51:27 PM

^+1 exactly!
AMD provides 3yr warranty for retail box with HSF.
Otherwise you get an 30 day warranty on AMD oem processors.
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February 29, 2012 11:31:53 PM

davcon said:
^+1 exactly!
AMD provides 3yr warranty for retail box with HSF.
Otherwise you get an 30 day warranty on AMD oem processors.



Hi :) 

You have to be careful with generalisations like that as it depends which country you are in...

And users here are from many countries with different laws...

As an example I am in the UK and here an AMD OEM cpu comes with no HSF and a 1 year warranty....

All the best Brett :) 
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March 1, 2012 1:26:49 AM

It's rare for a CPU to malfunction, but it does occur. I never use the stock heatsink, but I generally buy a retail CPU for the 3 year warranty just for peace of mind. I tend to keep CPUs for more than 3 years before upgrading.
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March 4, 2012 4:00:44 PM

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