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VPavl3
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I bought a sample CPU

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Hello guys. I bought a used "sample" CPU i as i can see from the intel diagnostics tool.. I didn't know about it.

 

Some guy told me it's illegal to sell those CPUs.

 

What can I do now?

I can't find that guy anymore.

Can intel replace my cpu? I hardly believe so

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AlHill
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No, it cannot be replaced by Intel. The best you can do is to "try" to return it, which does not seem likely in your case.

As always, when dealing with unverified sources, suppliers, etc, the rule is BUYER BEWARE.

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AlHill
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No, it cannot be replaced by Intel. The best you can do is to "try" to return it, which does not seem likely in your case.

As always, when dealing with unverified sources, suppliers, etc, the rule is BUYER BEWARE.

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VPavl3
Beginner
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Could it be the reason im underperfoming in some games?

AlHill
Super User
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It could be. Samples may not contain all features of a released processor.

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Worse, because space in the Firmware Hub (for microcode updates) is limited, BIOS engineers routinely remove microcode update support for preproduction (PP) and engineering sample (ES) processors once they production-release their BIOS. This means that there is a lot more errata being left exposed in these processors. I have seen cases where this errata prevents Windows from even loading on PP/ES processors.

Just saying,

...S

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