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OEM CPU, what the difference?

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June 4, 2005 11:41:01 AM

Any notable difference between AMD OEM processor to BOX or retail? can someone please explain this to me...

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June 4, 2005 6:19:19 PM

The retail CPU includes the fan and the heatsink.

Nothing is as easy as it looks
June 4, 2005 6:21:07 PM

Retail is the way to go if you're not overclocking.
If you are overclocking you might wanna go with OEM because you're gonna end buying a better heatsink for the CPU

Nothing is as easy as it looks
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June 4, 2005 6:24:47 PM

Retail has 3 year warrenty, I'm not sure what the OEM one has - but it is not 3 years.

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June 4, 2005 6:28:20 PM

Boxed comes with a cooler and with 3 year warranty.
June 4, 2005 6:40:51 PM

Did you read the above posts?! :tongue:

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June 4, 2005 6:48:27 PM

thanks :) 
June 4, 2005 6:54:27 PM

I didn't see any answers.. but i wonder how that is possible.. ?
Proxy somewhere..

Or maybe i just need some sleep. :) 
June 4, 2005 7:25:04 PM

OEM is 90 days for AMD at least.

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