Go Back   Computer Forums > Welcome To Computer Forums .org > Social Lounge | Off Topic
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-08-2010, 03:49 AM   #1
Bogan
 
Neodude112320's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 8,471
Send a message via MSN to Neodude112320
Default Fake Intel CPU's! Have you been affected?

http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/News/169...ntroversy.aspx

Well,from all people i wasnt expecting this from Newegg. Dont they have Quality Control or something?
__________________

__________________
Desktop:BitFenix Survivor~Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3R~ i7 2600K @ 4hz~AMD 6870 1GB~12gb Team Elite DDR3 1333~3xWD In RAID5~W7 Ult
Laptop:Alienware M11x~ i7-2637M 1.7GHz~16GB 1333MHz DDR3~GeForce GT 540M~W7 Ult
Neodude112320 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2010, 03:58 AM   #2
Omnicide now.
 
foothead's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: My own personal hell
Posts: 10,014
Default Re: Fake Intel CPU's! Have you been affected?

haha I saw someone who got one on eBay a while back.

I don't see how this is newegg's fault in any way though. If it looks like the proper i7 box, I don't think one of the random workers is just going to read it to be sure it's real.
__________________

foothead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2010, 11:19 AM   #3
Fully Optimized
 
eslfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,604
Send a message via AIM to eslfish Send a message via MSN to eslfish Send a message via Yahoo to eslfish
Default Re: Fake Intel CPU's! Have you been affected?

Haha, it's kinda like when someone used to sell the front part of stoves as plasma TV's.
__________________
XFIRE: Lindmando STEAM: Lindmando
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
4094MB RAM 500 GB HD ATI Radeon™ HD 5850 8800 GT
Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate
eslfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2010, 02:18 PM   #4
Baseband Member
 
Eaglecorps911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 75
Send a message via AIM to Eaglecorps911 Send a message via MSN to Eaglecorps911
Default Re: Fake Intel CPU's! Have you been affected?

heh...someone really wants these stolen chips badly if they have to go through that much effort to send bogus stuff... heh. Crazy. At least Newegg is replacing them ASAP! esp those customers who have the fake item.
__________________
Laptop: HP Pavilion dv9000 (dv9428nr) ((REST OF DETAILS COMING SOON))
Desktop: ((Currently Building a Desktop---Details to be listed soon))
Eaglecorps911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2010, 02:21 PM   #5
Golden Master
 
alvino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 19,967
Send a message via AIM to alvino
Default Re: Fake Intel CPU's! Have you been affected?

It happens. Newegg is a mass retailer that ships out hundreds if not thousands of electronics and computer products a day. I'm sure they have some form of quality assurance, but they can't afford to check in detail since it takes up time and with the amount of merchandise they push out the door each day, it's just money wasted. Besides, it's clearly the distributor's fault and Newegg is also rectifying the situation.

Not really all that big of a deal. Though I do admit I'm glad I didn't get one of those fake CPUs. I just bought a Core i7 920 from Newegg last week.
alvino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2010, 02:58 PM   #6
Daemon Poster
 
Legodude522's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,303
Default Re: Fake Intel CPU's! Have you been affected?

I want one of those fake CPUs just for lulz. Perhaps they will go on eBay as a legitimate item for a few dollars.
__________________
PC: Intel i7 4790K, 16gb RAM, MSI R7 250 2gb
Phone: Apple iPhone 6s 64gb
Handheld Games: Nintendo 3DS XL, Tapwave Zodiac 2, GamePark Holdings GP2X F100
Legodude522 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2010, 03:06 PM   #7
Omnicide now.
 
foothead's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: My own personal hell
Posts: 10,014
Default Re: Fake Intel CPU's! Have you been affected?

^ It's $1000.
foothead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2010, 03:15 PM   #8
Baseband Member
 
Eaglecorps911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 75
Send a message via AIM to Eaglecorps911 Send a message via MSN to Eaglecorps911
Default Re: Fake Intel CPU's! Have you been affected?

At least the people who pulled this off were smarter then those three NYPD cops that did that perfume heist in NJ... lol xD If anyone knows what I am talking about here.
__________________
Laptop: HP Pavilion dv9000 (dv9428nr) ((REST OF DETAILS COMING SOON))
Desktop: ((Currently Building a Desktop---Details to be listed soon))
Eaglecorps911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2010, 11:28 AM   #9
Fully Optimized
 
bullzi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: US
Posts: 3,283
Send a message via Yahoo to bullzi Send a message via Skype™ to bullzi
Default Re: Fake Intel CPU's! Have you been affected?

We use Newegg for their low prices, quality control would require a bunch of extra labor. This is definitely interesting though..
__________________
-Desktop- Dual Monitor, Q8200 2.34Ghz, 8GB, 1TB, XFX 6850, 7 Ultimate
-ASUS UL50- SU7300, 4GB, 500GB, G210M, 7 Home Premium 64, XP Pro
-HP NC6400- Core Duo 1.86Ghz, 2.5GB, 64GB SSD, x1300, XP Pro
bullzi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2010, 11:36 AM   #10
Omnicide now.
 
foothead's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: My own personal hell
Posts: 10,014
Default Re: Fake Intel CPU's! Have you been affected?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eaglecorps911 View Post
At least the people who pulled this off were smarter then those three NYPD cops that did that perfume heist in NJ... lol xD If anyone knows what I am talking about here.
link?
__________________

foothead is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0