I recently bought 2 of these i7-4790 processors. is there any way to tell if they are genuine or counterfeit? is the batch and serial number enough or do I need to test it on a machine with Intel diagnostic software?
Unfortunately I sold 2 of these to a customer and he is saying the packaging and CPUs are possibly counterfeit and possibly OEM/tray CPUs.
the aliexpress store was not answering my messages, I tried to cancel the sale and they refused to cancel and then sent me a suspicious blurry photo of the i7 box
You recently purchased two, then resold them. Interesting. I never realized there was such a market for 5-year old processors.
It sounds to me like your problems are with your customer and that store. But, that is just my opinion.
Counterfeiters can create very convincing packages. One of the Intel support engineers may be able to help you.
Regarding that site/store, BUYER BEWARE.
I have never had a bad experience with a supplier like this. The box is missing the serial sticker. The chip says Vietnam and it's a gold color. Could it be used cpu like a tray processor?
Hello, I have the FPO and serial # on a suspect processor. I ran it through the warrantee section of the Intel site to make sure its valid and only get the response back that it is a tray processor. I need to know if these CPUs are remarked and were delidded as I suspect that they are. The utility tool reads that it is a production CPU but I would like to know if you can tell by the serial # if its belongs to the FPO.
Serial # 3E426148A1712
FPO # X848B673
is there a way to confirm that the serial # really belongs to the FPO listed above?
This was not purchased from a authorized reseller / Franchise disti.
All are over heating and feel they were delidded and remarked with a newer Date Code. How can I prove this if my hunch is correct?
download and run the ipdt:
If it passes, you are ok.
However, asking after you purchased makes no sense. On any site, buyer beware.
Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)