What did u expect them to add to the cpu? An AMD/Intel Fanboy T-Shirt ? They can´t put in new game Demos since u could have any GFX Card with a top CPU. A Driver CD? erm rather not huh?
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In my experience of retail CPUs, you get: 1) Instruction manual, warranty information, etc 2) CPU (obviously) 3) Heatsink and Fan - normally with thermal pads, opposed to thermal paste 4) In my experience of Intel CPUs, you get a case badge. That's as far as it goes for goodies, lol :smile:
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Don't forget all that nice shiny plastic. As for thermal paste the heat sink has a thermal pad included...
To err is human... to really screw things up you need a computer!
I'm wonder too if "boxed" define if there's a fan WITH heatsink included. From the description on the website I cannot find this info (lazy webshop's fault though..)
On the other end.. is it spectacularly normal to NOT send fan w/heatsink incl. with the CPU?
You get a fan and heatsink combo with thermal pad on the underside of the heatsink.
You also get a 3 year warranty as opposed to maybe a 30 day warranty if you were to buy an OEM (i.e. non-retail) CPU.
On a Intel Boxed CPU you will get the processor, warranty information, and in most cases a stock HSF (heatsink/fan). The Intel Boxed processors have a 3 year warranty on them while the tray/OEM have a 1 year warranty on them.
Christian Wood Intel Enthusiast Team
A OEM version only have the cpu without the heatsink and cooler