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15 Jan 2011   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post

The base clock on the 2600K is 3.4. With built-in turbo, it is 3.8.

So I don't understand the Aurora overclocking 3.9 unless it is some sort of a warranty that it will clock that high. Of course, everyone on the planet can clock a 2600K to 4.0 with a few mouse clicks, by all accounts.

If you want to overclock, you need to confirm you are getting a P67 chipset, not H67.

And I don't understand the $75 additional for 4.1 GHz rather than 3.9. What's that? Maybe an underlying change in RAM?
You have to Remember CyberpowerPC is doing the OC, and has to warranty the PC, so they are charging for the OC service. The difference being , if you OC yourself, you void the warranty, if they do it, the whole thing is still warrantied.

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15 Jan 2011   #12

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
You have to Remember CyberpowerPC is doing the OC, and has to warranty the PC, so they are charging for the OC service. The difference being , if you OC yourself, you void the warranty, if they do it, the whole thing is still warrantied.

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Does that mean that if I bought from them and then altered the overclock up or down, I would void the warranty??

If so, I would never even consider them--although I'm not sure how they would know anyway.
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15 Jan 2011   #13

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I believe overclocking most any PC voids the warranty. They'd know because you'd have to return the PC to them for repair. A Guy
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15 Jan 2011   #14

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I believe overclocking most any PC voids the warranty. They'd know because you'd have to return the PC to them for repair. A Guy
You could be right. I steer clear of pre-built PCs.

I wonder what percentage of warranty claims are turned down due to alleged overclocking?

Probably a lot of pre-built buyers who wouldn't know how to overclock on their own---and another bunch that would try to cover their tracks when returning anything for repair if they did know how.

It's a wonder they don't lock you out of the BIOS entirely.
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15 Jan 2011   #15

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You could be right. I steer clear of pre-built PCs.

I wonder what percentage of warranty claims are turned down due to alleged overclocking?
Not many, as pre-builts have the OC features disabled in the BIOS. They pretty much prevent you from getting into trouble within the BIOS.
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15 Jan 2011   #16

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
I believe overclocking most any PC voids the warranty. They'd know because you'd have to return the PC to them for repair. A Guy
You could be right. I steer clear of pre-built PCs.

I wonder what percentage of warranty claims are turned down due to alleged overclocking?

Probably a lot of pre-built buyers who wouldn't know how to overclock on their own---and another bunch that would try to cover their tracks when returning anything for repair if they did know how.

It's a wonder they don't lock you out of the BIOS entirely.
Most if not all these companies offer overclocking for a fee. they guarantee a stable PC, which makes sense as they have to warranty them. If you altered their overclock, I guess it would depend on the company. They could certainly hold a hard line if the settings differed from the ones they have on record. If you want a full version of Windows, and the ability to overclock to your hearts desire, yes build it yourself. Of course the only warranty you'd have is the individual parts manufacturers warranties. You would of course have to deal with the return. If you blow up your MB, they would have a hard time confirming you did it with an OC. A Guy
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15 Jan 2011   #17

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You could be right. I steer clear of pre-built PCs.

I wonder what percentage of warranty claims are turned down due to alleged overclocking?
Not many, as pre-builts have the OC features disabled in the BIOS. They pretty much prevent you from getting into trouble within the BIOS.
That's true for Dell, HP , etc. But my PC has no disabled BIOS, and I'm sure that goes for all the companies I listed. This PC is the same as if I built it myself, except of course the wiring is very clean and well done

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15 Jan 2011   #18

 

I can give you one big tip. I bought a HP computer. All in all I like the computer I got for the money I spent. But there support is the worst customer support I have ever had. It took me 4 days to even get someone to finally call me about something that I had told them I fixed 3 days ago. I told 3 different people that it was fixed also. I have called them many times and every time I assure them I will never buy an HP again. They only tell you to run a hardware diagnostics then if it all says good. They say any further help will cost 50 dollars. But on the box it says 24/7 free customer support. LOL. I hate them. I will never buy an HP ever again. The computer I got all ready and everything for only $500.00 was great. But they are horrible support people. Though it seems like you will be buying a computer that HP does not even make. I just thought I would let you know. Plus they are full of bloatware. as I found out when I first got this computer.
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