Intel Introduces Processor Overclocking Insurance Plan

Discussion in 'Processors' started by Rob Williams, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

    Jan 12, 2005
    Atlantic Canada
    Intel has just released an interesting insurance program for its current-gen K and X series processors that target the overclockers out there. Under this paid program, if a CPU dies or goes wonky as the result of overclocking, Intel will replace it for free. For those hoping to push their brand-new i7-3960X hard, purchasing a plan like this might not be a bad idea.


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    Would you overclockers out there purchase a plan like this? Personally, I don't think I would. While I do overclock, I never go "hardcore" on it, so I'd still be confident that if I had a CPU die, it'd not be related to the overclock at all, but rather be just a fluke.
  2. Kougar

    Kougar Techgage Staff Staff Member

    Mar 6, 2008
    I don't understand the business sense behind this at all. Unless Intel figures they make enough margin on the 3960X that $30 is enough to fork over a replacement for each one sold and that the PR is worth it...
  3. RainMotorsports

    RainMotorsports Partition Master

    Jul 1, 2011
    Its an insurance plan. Its provided through another company unless Intel has gotten into insurance underwriting lol. They pay the insurer with the 20 to 35 and then file a claim against the replacement cost when you do the exchange.
  4. DarkStarr

    DarkStarr Tech Monkey

    Apr 9, 2010
    meh, I just sent my fried 2600k that was running at 4.8ghz till the motherboard (brand new, just faulty I guess) exploded in a BFBVFS and killed the cpu after 2 days of running. Shipped the 2600k and board at the same time, got the CPU back much earlier and was back up in no time, the only emails I got were the one to RMA and then saying it shipped. Also, they always ask "Did you overclock it?" The answer is always "No" unless you dont want a new CPU, and besides that Intel make too much damned money as it stands.
  5. RainMotorsports

    RainMotorsports Partition Master

    Jul 1, 2011
    Actually dark depending on your prior communications with them the answer is "Did I what?" lol j/k.

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