I just purchased what I thought was a XEON E5 2637 v3 but it is actually an engineering sample. Now, what do I do? I was told that those were the property of Intel, and are never to be sold. If I try to send it back they will just sell it to some other poor schmuck who thinks they are getting a production CPU.
Contact Intel Customer Support directly. Here's contact information, by geography:
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/contact-support.html# @11 Intel Customer Support Contact Information for US and Canada
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/contact-support/emea-contact.html Intel Customer Support Contact Information for Europe, Middle East and Africa
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/contact-support/apac-contact.html Intel Customer Support Contact Information for Asia-Pacific
http://www.intel.la/content/www/xl/es/support/contact-support/lar-contact.html Intel Customer Support Contact Information for Latin America
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This is to add information on the reason why the recommendations provided should be followed.
Engineering sample (ES) processors are also known as qualification sample processors. They are pre-production processors Intel loans to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), original device manufacturers (ODMs), and independent software vendors (ISVs) to be used in the product design cycle before product launch.
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