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Intel Investigating Fake i7 Processors

Category: CPU's
Posted: 03:34PM

Reports began to surface over the weekend that Newegg was selling fake i7 processors. Newegg claimed that some customers may have received demo units, but statements from Intel point to them being 100% fake. Nothing in the packaging looked legit, and most the processors appeared to just be a casting. Newegg is offering full refunds or exchanges to anyone that received a fake processor. Newegg received the processors from one of its distributors, and roughly 300 of the 2000 it received were fake. Intel encourages anyone who receives a fake processor to return it to the place of purchase or to notify law enforcement.

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ekiM on March 8, 2010 06:04PM
Oh my god... LOL http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/4120/2m6lch1sized.jpg
slick2500 on March 8, 2010 07:13PM
Wow this has got to suck for Newegg, I bet someone somewhere down the line is getting their ass chewed. Here is a video of one person who recieved a fake one, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDU7Xoju4LM
bilcliff on March 9, 2010 01:39AM
i'd love to see someone overclock one of those to 4.2Ghz
kuri on March 9, 2010 11:54AM
Seems that Newegg has identified the supplier where the counterfeits came from and has terminated the contract with them
RHKCommander959 on March 11, 2010 07:22AM
nice foam/sticker heatsink LOL

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