I'd like to report the attempted sale of an Intel Engineering CPU to Intel. Someone tried to link this sale in our FORUM but I have removed the sale as I believe it is illegal:
Here's where you can find out more about Intel Engineering Samples:
I hope this helps!
Intel Customer Support
Rick, I am fully versed in Intel ES Samples. Intel ES processors are the sole property of Intel. By that reckoning then someone is attempting to sell Intel property illegally which is why I reported it here. I just checked and it is still on ebay. Doesn't Intel want to prevent someone from stealing their property?
Here is another guy selling intel sample cpu's on ebay. GET HIM! This makes me sick!
This guy in Hong Kong is selling a number of Intel (ES) Engineering Sample X9000 mobile CPU's.
Here is a link to his eBay store and the particular sale in question.
P.S. This eBay seller is selling numerous other ES (Engineering Sample) CPUs as well.
P.S. 2 This seller appears to be using a second eBay user id to sell even more ES (Engineering Sample) CPUs.
See this link also.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Intel-Core2-Extreme-QX9775-SLANY-LGA771-Desktop-CPU-Prozessor-3-2GHz-12MB-1600-/180841345921?pt=DE_Elektronik_Computer_CPUs&hash=item2a1afbf381 *******************hyperlink edited ************
Add this to your list, this id**ts are scamming people into buying fake cpus:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140961935457# ht_4743wt_1163 Intel i7 3720QM QBC1 Unlocked 3 6GHz ES for 75 76 77CHIPSET 3720QM ES 3920XM ES | eBay
I have just realised I have been sold a laptop with an ES chip in it (according to SiSoft Sandra and your Processor Identification utility).
I have contacted the supplier in regards to this matter and I am assuming they will ask or me to ship the laptop back etc.
I wasn't sure whether I needed to also report this matter with you - should I be seeking any form of compensation for this sale (due to loss of laptop while I ship it back and then wait for the CPU to be replaced etc.)
I have attached an image of the output from the identification utility - it is a i7-3612QM CPU.
I have been cheated by this seller xtrememicro on ebay who sold me 2 engineering samples . I am surprised how blatantly he is operating. He has currently over a 100 ES CPUs listed for sale and must have sold thousands in the last year itself. The link to his ebay shop is http://www.ebay.com/sch/xtrememicro/m.html?_nkw=intel&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from= xtrememicro | eBay
I and many others were part of an Indiegogo campaign to fund a Morefine S600 mini-pc based on an Intel Core i9-12900HK mobile processor. Unfortunately, I received the mini-PC a couple of months after my investment in the campaign, and I have had several problems with it.
Despite correct settings, I have had trouble waking the mini-PC from sleep mode with my keyboard or trackball. I installed one of the fastest PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs on the market to go with the purportedly speedier processor and an Intel AX211 wireless card. Still, I haven't noticed a discernible difference in performance between this system and a mini-PC based on a Ryzen 7 4700U CPU with Radeon Vega graphics, PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD, and an AMD RZ608 Wi-Fi 6e with half the bandwidth. Finally, and most troubling of all, the system occasionally shuts down without warning. My mouse cursor gets fuzzy and distorted just before the screen powers off, and if I have music playing, that stops, too. The PC's power light is still on, the network connection light is blinking, and the fan is still running, although it is revving at a higher speed. Still, I'm unable to get back to my Windows session. The only way I can get back into the system is by turning off the power and turning it back on, which starts a new session. After losing some work once or twice, I started saving more frequently and closing windows when I was done. I haven't had multiple crashes in a day, but I've had one every week to 10 days. This is unacceptable for the $700 plus I paid for the system.
I learned from another campaign contributor that his processor registered in CPU-Z as an engineering sample, so I checked mine. Unfortunately, it also has "(ES)" after the processor name in the specification section of CPU-Z (see the attachment). Not only is this illegal, but it would also explain the instability and performance problems many other campaign contributors and I are having. How do you recommend we proceed?