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Is my CPU fake ?

L3gi0n
Beginner
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I bought an i7-4712MQ from here a while ago...Just because I ordered it from China, I am kind of suspecting that it is fake...Given the information below, Do you think it is fake ?
 
(1) The BIOS says it is i7-4712MQ.
(2) Here is the CPU section of lshw : https://pastebin.com/Q3AQ403f
(3) Here is cat /proc/cpuinfo : https://pastebin.com/d5ddtxpj
(4) Here is the geekbench score: https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/4475899
(5) It boots fine and it seems to perform normally..
 
Is it fake ?
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AlHill
Super User
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So, you order from China, then immediately suspect it is fake, and come here wanting to know for certain that this 8 year old processor is not fake.  Talk about buyer's remorse.  My first response is to send it back.  But, they probably will not take it back.

Download the IPDT and run it.

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005567/processors.html

Next time, purchase from a reputable source.

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