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Intel's Overclocking Security blanket
« on: January 19, 2012, 12:38:58 pm »
If you are thinking about trying to overclock your new CPU you might want to look here first: http://click.intel.com/tuningplan/ as Intel are giving you the chance (for an extra fee) of taking out an insurance to replace your CPU if it fails whilst overclocking.

The extra cost is dependant on your CPU but ranges from $20 - $35 (£13 - £23 approx) and could well be the kind of safety net you have been looking for.
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

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Re: Intel's Overclocking Security blanket
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 01:23:50 pm »

    Wow! ....Very nice find Absic ....this is the sort of information I love to see spotted and placed on the forum to help fellow members...... and it can be purchased up a year after the initial purchase .....when you consider the up front cost of the Processor ..... the asking premium is more then fair.

  It will be interesting to see if people respect this kind offer from Intel.....or treat it as a license to kill ...... I already know of one person with a smoking hole in his lounge-room that will be filling in the form pronto .... :D

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Re: Intel's Overclocking Security blanket
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 01:26:36 pm »
Having taken advantage of this offer I can tell you that you cannot make a claim within the first 30 Days of taking out the cover and that it will only allow you to get one replacement CPU.

But, overall a nice touch and I'm sure many users that have shied away from overclocking will be tempted by this. All we really need now is AMD to follow suit.  ;)
Remember, when all else fails a cup of tea and a good swear will often help! It won't solve the problem but it will make you feel better.

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Re: Intel's Overclocking Security blanket
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012, 01:36:02 pm »

  I can think of 19 responses to that last sentence  :D ..... but in truth, it would be a good thing

  Aussie Allan

  UPDATE: .... I wonder if Gigabyte will pilot a similar program ... ;)
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Re: Intel's Overclocking Security blanket
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2012, 04:28:32 pm »
It is a great idea to help promote overclocking by Intel but as Allan mentioned it seems a bit open to abuse.  It would seem to be money well spent though if you are going for a decent OC.

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Re: Intel's Overclocking Security blanket
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012, 04:46:53 pm »
You know me, always prepared to push that little bit harder than is probably good for me.  ;)

Probably my wording was a little misleading, what I actually meant was I have signed up for the plan so that, in a few weeks time when I really try and push the CPU, I am covered if the worst happens.
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Re: Intel's Overclocking Security blanket
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2012, 05:00:00 pm »
Sensible chap! ;)
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Re: Intel's Overclocking Security blanket
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2012, 05:11:52 pm »
+1 for absic for this info
ZX-S & C64 are still my favourites ;-)

Re: Intel's Overclocking Security blanket
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2012, 09:55:44 pm »
I've got a sneaky suspicion that we'll be seeing a whole slew of newly overclocked i5 and i7 CPU's running substiantially over 5Ghz on 1.6 Volts very soon!
I'm most definitely going this route - the CPU insurance route, not running mine at anything higher than 1.49V though.

Once again, great find, thanks.
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