I have an i5-3570K and I plan to OC it to 4.5Ghz with a Zalman 140mm CPU Heatsink (CNPS14X).
(1) I know this is a very moderate OC for Ivy Bridge so I should not be expecting trouble with that kind of Heatsink
(2) I know OC is done in the BIOS which is on the motherboard
(3) I know there are other threads on this site and others discussing the matter but they were dated
So my question is: Can Intel find out about whether or not I have OCed if I were to ask for an replacement because it stopped working and I just play dumb?
P.S. Please focus on the newer generation of CPUs because what they can do is they can dedicate a small chunk of CPU space record the max frequency+voltage the CPU has ever encountered and have that part well protected from extreme voltage and heat, so if CPU is burnt, that part would still be functioning. On the other hand, the thing with this is that Intel has to put a hardware that monitors this kind of stuff on their CPU which isnt practical, but the 22nm construction tech does free up some physical CPU space.