Can anyone tell me the difference between

a boxed and a unboxed cpu? Sorry, if this is a stupid question. Thanks.
4 answers Last reply
More about difference between
  1. Boxed CPU AKA Retail Box CPU - includes original heatsink, fan, manual, sticker, box, and 3 year warranty.
    Unboxed CPU AKA OEM CPU - just the CPU itself - no extras. Warranty dependent and supplied by retailer.

    Rob
    Please visit <b><A HREF="http://www.ncix.com/shop/index.cfm?affiliateid=319048" target="_new">http://www.ncix.com/shop/index.cfm?affiliateid=319048</A></b>
  2. There's a lot of confusion (and disagreement) on this very matter.

    An interesting thread presenting Steve Benoit's opinions on this subject can be found <A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=faq&notfound=1&code=1" target="_new"> HERE</A>.

    While I have no direct knowledge one way or the other, I will say that I have read contrary opinions in several other forums.
  3. Aren't the manufacturers supposed to have a minimum of 1 year warrenty on brand new items by law?


    <font color=red>"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
    Look on my works, ye Mighty, and dispair!"</font color=red>
  4. I don't think so.
Ask a new question

Read More

CPUs