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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:56 pm    Post subject: Counterfeit Intel CPUs Are Circulating in China Reply with quote

Counterfeit Intel CPUs Are Circulating in China
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Among the techniques reportedly used is replacing the CPU's IHS with models stating higher makes. One particularly popular model appears to be the Intel Core 7-7700K, which doesn't come as much of a surprise given that the Kaby Lake CPU has thermal paste instead of solder between the CPU die and the IHS, making it extremely easy and safe to delid. Through this tactic, customers have ended up unintentionally purchasing Pentium and Core 2 Duo chips for the price of an i7.

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HKEPC's report doesn't mention the scam hitting the U.S. market. But if you want to be safe, your best bet is to buy your hardware through an Intel Authorized reseller

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know an old story about Chinese Magical Hard-Drive, and it still makes me smile
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coderanger wrote:
I know an old story about Chinese Magical Hard-Drive, and it still makes me smile


That immediately reminded me of this
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't counterfeit versions of everything circulate in china?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spent wrote:
Doesn't counterfeit versions of everything circulate in china?


Their viruses are genuine.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Chinese are starting to get on my shit list.
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