1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 8, 2015 4:32 PM by EstebanC_Intel

    If the engraved specs/details of a second hand processor have faded, is it still a reliable processor to use?

    CommandereON

      I've been looking at older generation processors, I've seen some that look pristine, but some have their engravings faded already. Were these affected by overclocking or extreme heat? Does having faded specs engraved on the plate tell of the reliability of the processor?

        • 1. Re: If the engraved specs/details of a second hand processor have faded, is it still a reliable processor to use?
          EstebanC_Intel

          Hello CommandereON:

           

          Thank you for contacting the Intel Communities.

           

          Intel adds the markings of the processors with a very difficult to erase method.

           

          Different scenarios may be present for the mentioned CPU's.

           

          1. They were erased with some sort of abrasion tool or surface, this may affect the heat spreader of the processor (metal plate were the markings are) The purpose of this procedure may be overclocking purposes.

          2. This may be an engineering sample (it may say "Intel Confidential" only), please keep in mind that these type of processors are not for sale, only for developing purposes they are meant to be used.

           

          Do not hesitate to advise me if you encounter with any additional questions or concerns with this.

           

          Regards,

          Esteban C