PC Overclockers, You Can Now Insure Your CPU

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If you've ever fried an expensive CPU trying to overclock the thing, you should check this out. Intel is introducing something called the Performance Tuning Plan, which in plain English means overclocking insurance.


Yes, for $20-$35 your Core i-whatever processor can be covered against you screwing up an overclock, with a one-time condition that your CPU can be replaced entirely. Brand new.

The PTP is currently in a pilot phase at the moment, available for a six month span. As PC Gamer notes, though, serious overclockers are more likely to crap out something on the motherboard rather than the CPU itself.


Intel introduces overclocking insurance [PC Gamer]

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I built my PC to have the big Zalman fan and a processor that was built for overclocking, but never bothered to because 2.6Ghz quad core has so far been more than enough for anything. Though recently I've been running out of my 6GB RAM in photo shop when working 24x36 images at 600 DPI. The bigger issue is PS refuses to save a file over 2GB in size....