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    Intel stops offering CPU overclocking warranty plans

    The Performance Tuning Protection Plan (PTPP) service reached EOL yesterday.
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    Re: Intel stops offering CPU overclocking warranty plans

    Maybe it's because their new chips won't have much headroom because they're already pushed to their limits out of the box!

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    Re: Intel stops offering CPU overclocking warranty plans

    They are expensive room heaters anyway at current state, it is amazing how long they have been able to drag their build, and also it raises the question on why they have been cheating on their customers for so long.

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    Re: Intel stops offering CPU overclocking warranty plans

    Lets face it there is little head room outside the normal boost range now with both Intel and AMD. At best you can get longer boost on more cores with a better cooler. Its not like the 'good old days' when you could buy a 3.4ghz chip and stick it up to 4Ghz with a £15 cooler (Thinking back to my previous i5 3570k).

    Also I think if you are experimenting with LN2 or similarly crazy cooling solutions then the risk of killing the CPU is no more than the motherboard/ram with condensation!
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    Re: Intel stops offering CPU overclocking warranty plans

    Nah, the good old days were when you could make a an AMD Thunderbird processor into the next class up by applying a pencil.


    Or when Intels dabbing had so few poor dies that you could reliably take a Pentium Dual Core E-2140 from 1.6Ghz to 4Ghz with a few bios tweaks.

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    Re: Intel stops offering CPU overclocking warranty plans

    Hehe bridging laser cuts.

    Way before that you had to snap a little devise ( called a GFD ) to your CPU to change the multiplier, and solder additional components to your motherboard and GFX to be able ti increase some voltages.

    My last Intel CPU was pretty much a re-binned EE CPU, as evident my the number of components in the hole on the "back" of it, it also OC quite well.

    Again, kids today got it too easy.

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    Re: Intel stops offering CPU overclocking warranty plans

    Wait so Intel releases cryo cooling tech, then quietly withdraws it's OC warranty plans?

    Hmmm. No relation there at all. Noooo.

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    Re: Intel stops offering CPU overclocking warranty plans

    Remembering my intel days.

    e4300 1.80ghz > 3.24ghz
    q9550 2.83ghz > 3.44ghz
    3570K 3.40ghz > 4.55ghz

    Then I get an AMD 3700x enable PBO, overclock ram and call it done.

    Seems both AMD and Intel run closer to the edge stock now which is only a good thing I suppose.

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    Re: Intel stops offering CPU overclocking warranty plans

    Not good though when you consider the price to begin with

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    Re: Intel stops offering CPU overclocking warranty plans

    Thing is most people don't bother overclocking now - remember we here are different than many!
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    Re: Intel stops offering CPU overclocking warranty plans

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Thing is most people don't bother overclocking now - remember we here are different than many!
    Do even that many people overclock here now? I remember experimenting with my 3600 when it came, eager to find out what PBO could do it all it did was give me a extra percent or two more performance at the cost of my CPU fan going crazy fairly often (ok a better one would have help there but it was still a better than the stock one that came with the 3600). Its just not worth the effort IMHO anymore. The cost of a AIO or custom cooling loop would be better spent going for a 3800 instead of a 3600 (I know noise is important to some but I'm talking about performance). You've got to be a super enthusiast to do it now. Its not like I even push my stock 3600 to red line...
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    Re: Intel stops offering CPU overclocking warranty plans

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Do even that many people overclock here now? I remember experimenting with my 3600 when it came, eager to find out what PBO could do it all it did was give me a extra percent or two more performance at the cost of my CPU fan going crazy fairly often (ok a better one would have help there but it was still a better than the stock one that came with the 3600). Its just not worth the effort IMHO anymore. The cost of a AIO or custom cooling loop would be better spent going for a 3800 instead of a 3600 (I know noise is important to some but I'm talking about performance). You've got to be a super enthusiast to do it now. Its not like I even push my stock 3600 to red line...
    Exactly.... 2700X here in this "work" pc and it has a Corsair AIO so it's nearly silent. Music PC also has a corsair aio just because to record vocals and other stuff is much better with no fans (gpu has fans but they are nearly silent as I don't game but use gpu acceleration for things like live streaming)
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    Re: Intel stops offering CPU overclocking warranty plans

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    Or when Intels dabbing had so few poor dies that you could reliably take a Pentium Dual Core E-2140 from 1.6Ghz to 4Ghz with a few bios tweaks.
    Yes, was going to mention the Dual core Pentiums and Celerons from back then when you could take a £50 CPU and a £35 mobo and overclock them to over double on a stock cooler. That was back when overclocking could actually save you money.

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    Re: Intel stops offering CPU overclocking warranty plans

    I used to OC a lot. First thing I ever did with a new CPU was see how much I could comfortably OC my hardware, knowing that was my end of life extension. Back in the day, I remember having a turbo button on the front of the PC case and the clock frequency displayed. I also remember the pencil trick.

    My 3900X is not worth overclocking. The XFR does the job well enough for me and it's a lot of work for a tiny improvement.

    What I would say is that I have always held the belief that any overclocking is at the owners risk (unless it's an automated thing on by default). I would expect that if Intel thought this program was no longer necessary, they'd still offer it as it'd be free money. Its presence also helps ensure the terms of the standard warranty are made clear.

    ***I wonder if they have found significant conflict with ever improving consumer rights laws the world over. Certainly the EU laws are ever strengthening and that's a huge market. If the EU laws demand that overlocking (as it is advertised as a capability of the processor and utilities are provided to enable it) should be covered by the standard warranty, the presence of the extra warranty may be a violation in itself?***

    Section in *** is totally uninformed, hypothetical nonsense that just makes sense to me in my opiate addled state.

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