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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    Quote Originally Posted by cougarslam View Post
    next they will be seliing "guaranteed to work" editions.

    if it doesn't work you get your money back.
    Nah......i doubt they will ever go that far.
    A working item is possible......but getting your money back if it doesnt????? C'mon........ How likely is that?

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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    word on the street is that the overclocked versions are the same price as normal's now/

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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!


    LOL! Where did you get that overclocking guide from at such short notice?
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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    someone with a dell should buy one from ocuk and say that it won't run at 3.3ghz

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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    I was half expecting some of those links on the Scan Version to lead to the OCUK product page (as it was knocked up so quickly) ... surely they will do you guys for copyright issues!!

    As somebody on the OCUK forum enquired does that mean that if we just buy a normal Q6600 retail we will get all the bad clockers??

    Another point to note is that maybe all G0 Q6600s will hit 3.3ghz but what temperature will they generate in doing so ... gotta make you laugh who dreams all these "deals" up as the employees are the ones who have to take all the flak.

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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo
    These CPU's are not tested and as such not retail processors are opened and then put into OEM.

    Because as you guys know all Q6600 will hit 3GHz and all of the SLACR stock we have has no issues with 3.30GHz.

    We are doing this for the customers who are not maybe quite so knowledgable as you chaps and want the confidence that they can buy and be able to hit such speeds and if they need help they can simply call our tech guys to be walked through setting it all up.
    Overclockers UK Forums - View Single Post - The return of OcUK Guaranteed Overclocked Processors!

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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    I got an idea... Before you guys buy your g0 q6600, send me £40... and then when you get it, if you can't hit 3.2GHz with a good cooler then I'll run away to Afghanistan with your money, I mean I will send you a new G0 and you send me yours

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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    To be fair if they're geuininly going to be offering a helping hand then its not such a bad deal.

    however given my experiance of asking a simple pre-sales question, i doubt that will happen.
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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    I can't see what the fuss is about.

    If they're overpriced, don't buy them. I rather doubt that the people that read forum posts will be unable to work out how to find alternative suppliers and check prices.

    If the guarantee of overclocking, and the assurance of help in setting it up, is worthwhile to the customer, then perhaps they're happy paying a premium for that, and if so, then fair enough. Why should others moan about it? If they aren't, then again, don't buy them. And they won't sell many, in which case, again, what's the fuss about?

    It seems to me that OcUK are offering a service and a guarantee, and that costs them. Whether these items are value for money is entirely up to the customer. If the customer sees as as good value, then what's the problem? And if they don't, don't buy them.

    Lots of people online moan about PC World, too, especially on the basis of price. And yes, they ain't cheap (most of the time). But not everybody is bothered about getting things as cheap as they can. I often buy bits at PC World, and it isn't because I don't know I can get them cheaper. It's because I can get it right now, and not have to faff about with couriers. To me, it's worth the premium.

    And if people are prepared to pay for the advice and guarantee on these chips, that's their business. And if they're daft enough to pay that price without even realising that it's a premium, well, it's their lookout for not being bright enough to check around a bit.

    OcUK must be doing something right. After all, they're still in business and seem to be doing well enough. So presumably, they still have lots of customers, and they can't all be stupid. So they must be doing something right.

    Sure, there's lots of people on HEXUS that don't like OcUK. But why keep on moaning about them? Just forget about them, and let them do their own thing. I've seen so many threads and posts about them recently. What's the obsession? If they're so bad, forget them.

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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    Didn't you actually say you had previously worked for OCUK at some point or moderated the forums Saracen?? Or was that somebody else??

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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    Quote Originally Posted by davidcrofter View Post
    Didn't you actually say you had previously worked for OCUK at some point or moderated the forums Saracen?? Or was that somebody else??
    OMG, that's as bad as accusing him of previously working as a crack whore

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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    The thing is OcUK bring drama to them self's. They give people wood to add to their fire. I for hate being conned and charging extra for a service which is guaranteed, is a joke.

    Did intel speed bin them at 3GHZ? so why sell them as products their not?

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    Re: Q6600 "Guaranteed overclock" editions!

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    I can't see what the fuss is about.

    If they're overpriced, don't buy them. I rather doubt that the people that read forum posts will be unable to work out how to find alternative suppliers and check prices.

    If the guarantee of overclocking, and the assurance of help in setting it up, is worthwhile to the customer, then perhaps they're happy paying a premium for that, and if so, then fair enough. Why should others moan about it? If they aren't, then again, don't buy them. And they won't sell many, in which case, again, what's the fuss about?

    It seems to me that OcUK are offering a service and a guarantee, and that costs them. Whether these items are value for money is entirely up to the customer. If the customer sees as as good value, then what's the problem? And if they don't, don't buy them.

    Lots of people online moan about PC World, too, especially on the basis of price. And yes, they ain't cheap (most of the time). But not everybody is bothered about getting things as cheap as they can. I often buy bits at PC World, and it isn't because I don't know I can get them cheaper. It's because I can get it right now, and not have to faff about with couriers. To me, it's worth the premium.

    And if people are prepared to pay for the advice and guarantee on these chips, that's their business. And if they're daft enough to pay that price without even realising that it's a premium, well, it's their lookout for not being bright enough to check around a bit.

    OcUK must be doing something right. After all, they're still in business and seem to be doing well enough. So presumably, they still have lots of customers, and they can't all be stupid. So they must be doing something right.

    Sure, there's lots of people on HEXUS that don't like OcUK. But why keep on moaning about them? Just forget about them, and let them do their own thing. I've seen so many threads and posts about them recently. What's the obsession? If they're so bad, forget them.
    Saracen what on earth does the fact OCUk are still in business have to do with one single incredibly bad idea? Did anyone say they were incapable of running a business? I appreciate youre attempt to be aloof and diplomatic and all "moderator-like", but your post reads like a complete wishy-washy cop-out, regardless of your views on OCUK.

    This thread was created because this offer was incredibly ill thought-out, and many here who are experienced overclockers and hardware buyers have found it nigh-on unbelievable that they could pull a stunt like this, and want to comment and air their views. If you don't like to read about it fine, but don't make out others are somehow ridiculous for wanting to discuss it, that's what this section is about... discussing retail outlets and silly offers like this one. Hell, the thread on OCUK has now reached 4 pages (100 posts per page) and is still raging on with people expressing their views, and OCUK have left it open. By your way of thinking why should we ever moan about anything? Lets just keep quiet and not post, whether it's of interest to us or not eh?
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