Intel warranty

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david179057
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does any one know if i buy a cpu from like say ebay will it be covered by a warranty?

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I don't believe the warranty is carried to the second owner because the warranty should only apply to the original buyer.

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Not 100%, but you should be ok as long as the serial is showing it's still under warranty. Go to Intels site and find that out first. Although the buyer probably won't give you the serial before purchasing.

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No Warranty I think on the OEM CPU's. I think it has to come in the retail box.

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david179057
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i just found that i need a proof of purchase. i dont think they will take ebay receipts..

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In all my years of Intel CPU's I've never had one go bad, but then again I don't buy them off of ebay. Have you looked around on pricegrabber? http://3dgameman.pgpartner.com/search_attrib.php/page_id=42/form_keyword=Processors/rd=1

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SOME eBay receipts are acceptable (I've used them for registering other hardware just fine before), but it depends on who you're buying from. Just some random end-user, probably not gonna happen, but a reseller company (say, Zalman, Genius, Aerocooler, etc.), then most likely yes. Just depends on who you get it from, and also only the RETAIL CPU's, not OEM will have the warranty from the manufacturer, OEM's are only warranted by who you get them from, if they even offer coverage.

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OEM CPUs from Intel require proof of purchase. As PM_DMNKLR said, stores selling new parts, even OEM, can work as valid proof of purchase, even over eBay.

Retail CPUs can be tracked from build date to create a fake date of ownership, so a lost receipt may not end the RMA.

Intel OEM CPUs have a 1 year warranty, but this warranty is limited to the builder of the system and is based off of PO numbers, so you would need the seller involved in any RMA.

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