I broke the fan in two by mistake when I tried to shove it in a box, do I need it for warranty or just the code from the fan or something like that? If I were to send it to the to repair it I'd only have the cpu box, cpu itself and a receipt from the computer shop I bought it from.
If you are going to RMA a processor do you need to return the stock HSF (heatsink/fan) with it? Not that I have heard of. The biggest key for getting technical support is that you are using products (i.e. like RAM) that meets the factory specs. Or that you have the Intel® Performance Tuning Plan that lets you overclock.