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Old 2nd Jan 2012, 19:31   #1
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Difference between OEM and Retail processor?

Looking at the i5 2500k, the retail is 6 more.
It's not that i'm worried about the price difference, i'm just genuinely curious..What's the difference?
Is it the box?
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Old 2nd Jan 2012, 19:31   #2
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OEM doesn't come with a Heatsink and it has 1 Year warranty only.
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Old 2nd Jan 2012, 19:32   #3
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Retail is worth the extra 6. Get a heatsink, 2 years extra warranty and if you come to sell it you can state that its a retail.

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Old 2nd Jan 2012, 19:33   #4
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If you use a third party cooler you don't need the heatsink do you? :|
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Old 2nd Jan 2012, 19:36   #5
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If you use a third party cooler you don't need the heatsink do you? :|
No but the warranty is the main bonus.


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Old 2nd Jan 2012, 19:37   #6
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Just go with the retail. Who wouldn't want 2 years warranty extra on a 180 CPU for JUST 6.

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Old 2nd Jan 2012, 19:56   #7
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Retail - heatsink, 3 years warranty

OEM - no heatsink, 1 years warranty

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Old 2nd Jan 2012, 20:42   #8
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When you overclock the cpu doesn't the warranty become void?

I went for retail just for the 3 years warranty but I thought once you've overclocked it they won't accept warranty or somthing I could be wrong.

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Old 2nd Jan 2012, 20:54   #9
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When you overclock the cpu doesn't the warranty become void?

I went for retail just for the 3 years warranty but I thought once you've overclocked it they won't accept warranty or somthing I could be wrong.
Nope I don't believe overclocking the cpu matters for the warranty.
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Old 2nd Jan 2012, 20:55   #10
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It states in the handbook you can overclock to the maximum stock speed (so the 2500k can be "OC'd" to 3.7GHz), any more and it voids the warranty, but 99% of the time they cant prove an overclock.

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