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Old 19th January 2012, 12:24   #1
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Default Intel's Performance Tuning Protection Plan: Warranty for Overclockers

I had heard this might be coming, but today Intel made it official. The Performance Tuning Protection Plan is a $20 - $35 plan that you'll be able to purchase either from Intel or one of its approved resellers, starting today. Typically if your CPU dies because you push it too far while overclocking, it's not covered by Intel's 3-year warranty. If you purchase the PTPP for your CPU however, you are given a single replacement free of charge. Any future damage isn't covered and the replacement is only available as long as your CPU is still covered under its original warranty. And no, you can't buy multiple plans for the same CPU.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5442/i...r-overclockers
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I had heard this might be coming, but today Intel made it official. The Performance Tuning Protection Plan is a $20 - $35 plan that you'll be able to purchase either from Intel or one of its approved resellers, starting today. Typically if your CPU dies because you push it too far while overclocking, it's not covered by Intel's 3-year warranty. If you purchase the PTPP for your CPU however, you are given a single replacement free of charge. Any future damage isn't covered and the replacement is only available as long as your CPU is still covered under its original warranty. And no, you can't buy multiple plans for the same CPU.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5442/i...r-overclockers
I do not like this at all...really. And how do they find out if the CPU sent to RMA died by overclocking and not by other causes (in which case the normal warranty should apply, no questions asked?) ? I do not think that every online shop service engineer or Intel Rep. checks what was wrong with each CPU and then decides to send a replacement back to the customer. With this I guess we will see more money in Intel's pocket, nothing more.
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