OEM CPU, Sticker on CPU???

  Mysticnas 18:18 15 Jul 05

Hi all,

I just recieved my new OEM CPU via mail order, P4 3.06 FSB533 Northwood.

This may sound like a silly question but there's a sticker on the underside of the CPU just over the core. It says:

"Warrenty Void if" and then cuts off. It looks like it may be half a label.

Here's a pic click here

Now I would usually assume i'm meant to remove it???

Thanks all.

  Dorsai 18:37 15 Jul 05

Is does indeed look like the left half of a sticker.

But normally stickers say:

"warranty void if removed"


"remove before use"

However, does seem in a place on a CPU, that I would not expect to see a sticker. Perhaps phone the supplier and ask for clarification?

  Mysticnas 18:39 15 Jul 05

Thanks. ;o)

  woodchip 18:42 15 Jul 05

You should not remove the sticker, as it's done for those who overclock P4 chips

  Dorsai 18:56 15 Jul 05

woodchip said
You should not remove the sticker, as it's done for those who overclock P4 chips

I am sure Woodchip is right, but why only half a sticker?

Can't Intel afford to get a sticker that actually fits printed?

How hard to get it to say:

"warranty void if removed"

rather that

"warranty void if" rest cut off, so you dont have a clue.....

  Mysticnas 19:04 15 Jul 05

...that because i've never come across this before it looks odd.

It came in a little brown cardboard box, sandwiched inbetween 2 peices of sponge, no even any anti-static wrap. Is that normal also???

I'm getting paranoid, wondering whether it's tampered with.

  Dorsai 19:05 15 Jul 05

Where did you get it from?

  Mysticnas 19:06 15 Jul 05

click here CCL Computers.

  Mysticnas 19:06 15 Jul 05

as they're closed now.

  woodchip 19:07 15 Jul 05

sponge is anti-static. It is correct, the sticker covers contacts that overclockers use a soft lead pencil on to restore print between contacts, so it work at faster speed

  woodchip 19:09 15 Jul 05

This trick was used often in the Past on the top of AMD chips but they altered them so it could not be done

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