Don't throw away your retail boxed AMD heatsink/fan.

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Michael-NC, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. Michael-NC

    Michael-NC Guest

    Even if you don't use it. Keep it around because AMD will ask you for that
    heatsink should you need to RMA your processor during the 3 year warranty
    period. I just learned this myself but AMD was kind enough to grant me a
    "One time OEM exemption" and RMA a 2100 Palomino for me. Had I kept the
    heatsink, I would have received a new CPU with a new heatsink and an
    additional one year warranty. I'm just lucky to get whatever they send me
    Michael-NC, Aug 1, 2004
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    Joe Guest

    Good to know but just out of curiosity how many non overclocked processors
    have you seen go out? I don't repair them for a living but have worked on
    and built quite a few and have replace numerous CD's, Hard Drives, Floppies
    and power supplies and a few video cards and modems but not one single

    Joe, Aug 1, 2004
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  3. Michael-NC

    Michael-NC Guest

    I admit, it's rare but that Palomino went out on me. It started being
    recognized as a 500 or 667 MHz cpu, depending on what fsb was selected.
    Anyhows, if you do buy a retail CPU, keep that heatsink, you never know.
    Michael-NC, Aug 1, 2004
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    Ionizer Guest

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    Ionizer, Aug 2, 2004
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