Don't qoute me on this but I believe OEM simply means the product doesn't come wiht the retail box, manuals, or warranty. If it were be I wouldn't go with OEM becuase for a little more money you get the manuals, and the security of your product being backed by a warranty. For example, An OEM AMD 3400 proccessor is 404$ while a regular one is 416$. IMO it's worth the extra. Keep posting if you have any more questions!
Windows XP Home
P4 1.6 GHZ
nVIDIA GeForce 2 MX 200
Viewsonic 19" a90F CRT
I have had this rig since December 2001. I'm working on a new gaming machine that will dominate ALL!