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Don't Worry If You Lose Your CPU Sticker, Intel Will Send You One For Free

Intel Inside stickers
(Image credit: Future)

Intel likes PC systems powered by its processors to wear their stickers proudly. Thus pre-built desktops and laptop PCs with Intel CPUs will invariably come with a shiny holographic sticker already adhered in a prominent position. If you have lost one of these stickers or somehow become spoiled, you might be pleased to know Intel has a quick and efficient Replacement Intel Inside Logo Label program. How do we know it is fast and efficient? Because Redditor Excellent-Ad-7062 just used the service and gave it a glowing review.

The Redditor recently bought a used Intel processor for a system and, as he "always liked the stickers," wondered about how to acquire one. Of course, if you search Google, you will come across various eBay and Amazon sellers. Still, if you have proof of purchase of an Intel processor or system powered by an Intel chip, you can get a new sticker for free via the link in the intro paragraph.

For proof of purchase, you can screenshot or photo an invoice, receipt, or packing slip to send along with your online request form. If you don't have any of that kind of proof, you will be able to save a screenshot from the Intel System Support Utility (linked to via the form) instead.

We edited the picture for height and readability (Image credit: Redditor Excellent-Ad-7062 )

Intel's response to the request impressed the Redditor, who said the new sticker arrived briskly via FedEx with a note, as above. Others commented that filling in the form to the arrival of the sticker took three days. Intel's note is charmingly polite but assertive about how to make use of the new sticker. "Your support for the consistent and proper use of our brand identity is greatly appreciated," writes Intel. "By applying your label to the front of the system bezel, it will help ensure that we consistently meet our brand promise to deliver innovation, reliability, and leading-edge technology."

Genuine Intel stickers have a certain quality about them. Holographic elements give them an eye-catching depth when viewed from various angles. Depending on the processor generation, you will also see a representation (opens in new tab) of the processor architecture from the back. Tip: check this out before sticking the sticker on your PC.

Please note that users in some countries will face a customs fee for the import/processing of the Intel replacement sticker.

We hope Intel extends its service to include Arc graphics stickers. Sadly, holy PC trinity rivals AMD and Nvidia don't appear to offer a similar sticker replacement service.

Mark Tyson is a Freelance News Writer at Tom's Hardware US. He enjoys covering the full breadth of PC tech; from business and semiconductor design to products approaching the edge of reason.

  • hotaru.hino
    If I showed them an invoice from like 15 years ago, could I get a sticker for my Core 2?
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  • BillyBuerger
    First thing I do with any PC we get with these stickers on them is take them off. Especially laptops. I like my systems clean of unnecessary crap.
    Reply
  • Sippincider
    The only time I wanted a computer labeled with anything, was the Woz-signature Apple IIgs.

    That was 1986.
    Reply
  • ezst036
    I really hope they still have some Intel Inside stickers for Pentium Pro processors.

    Reply
  • Co BIY
    Sippincider said:
    The only time I wanted a computer labeled with anything, was the Woz-signature Apple IIgs.

    That was 1986.

    Still have very fond memories of my IIgs. My first real computer.

    In response to the article - Yes, Intel has excellent marketing.

    Although that is much better proved by this article's existence then the sticker program.
    Reply
  • guraldunix
    The act of putting unnecessary ugly advertising stickers on electronics is, quite frankly, a disgusting practice.
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  • hotaru.hino
    guraldunix said:
    The act of putting unnecessary ugly advertising stickers on electronics is, quite frankly, a disgusting practice.
    Not really when these are more for branding purposes than advertising purposes. I don't expect the layman to know how to figure out if their computer has an Intel or AMD CPU, nor do I expect even the person at the local Best Buy floor to figure this out. And even if they did, seeing the sticker is many times faster than trying to figure out what's in it.

    I mean, if we take this to the logical extreme, shall we say any product with branding on it is ugly and disgusting and should be done away with?
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  • intel core i5
    hotaru.hino said:
    If I showed them an invoice from like 15 years ago, could I get a sticker for my Core 2?
    I just asked a sticker for my 8 year old pentium laptop, and they are shipping it to me :)
    Reply