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15 Apr 2010   #11
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I agree with you; but I think that would depend on local law.
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15 Apr 2010   #12
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Newegg has covered their butts with this:

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Newegg.ca cannot guarantee the compatibility of Combo items. Please contact the manufacturer(s) directly if you have issues or concerns regarding compatibility.
I'm not sure whether or not that would be legally valid. An item purchased must be fit for its purpose and without any defects. So as far as I'm concerned (and I'm not a lawyer or have any legal training), I would have to say that it is not fit for purpose as the processor would not work with that motherboard. If Newegg.ca (or indeed any other vendor) wishes to offer motherboard/processor bundles then it is upto them to ensure that the components that they offer as part of that bundle are indeed compatible with each other. Clearly, in this case they are not.
I've had to contact Trading Standards about something a bit similar to this. If you buy the product after they've told you something like Newegg have said, then it's legal for Newegg. Though that's only in England, it might be different in USA/Canada.

But either way it's not very professional.
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15 Apr 2010   #13
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

This seems to be one of those cases where they try to fob you off with telling you to go direct to the manufacturers (in this case, those of the motherboard and/or processor). However, your contract is with the retailer, whether it be online or in a high street shop, and not the manufacturer(s). Both the manufacturers will say that as long as their relevant product isn't damaged in any way that they can't do anything about the situation.

I would agree, though, that this is a bit of a grey area that does need looking into and clarifying.
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15 Apr 2010   #14
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Everyone gets one of these,

Attachment 67398



Sad part about that combo is despite the disclaimer, how many will buy it not knowing that the CPU is totally incompatible with the motherboard?
Thanks for the cookies ... I'll save them for later for my after lunch treat!

As for your comment, you're absolutely right.
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15 Apr 2010   #15
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Everyone gets one of these,

Attachment 67398



Sad part about that combo is despite the disclaimer, how many will buy it not knowing that the CPU is totally incompatible with the motherboard?
Thanks for the cookies ... I'll save them for later for my after lunch treat!

As for your comment, you're absolutely right.
You're too late!

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15 Apr 2010   #16
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

LOL
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15 Apr 2010   #17
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Everyone gets one of these,

Attachment 67398



Sad part about that combo is despite the disclaimer, how many will buy it not knowing that the CPU is totally incompatible with the motherboard?
Thanks for the cookies ... I'll save them for later for my after lunch treat!

As for your comment, you're absolutely right.
You're too late!

Attachment 67417
Nice try... Mine are in my inbox... Ready to be savored after lunch ... with a big glass of milk.
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15 Apr 2010   #18
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Sorry. I forgot to mention that I'd also drunk the milk!

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15 Apr 2010   #19
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Wow that's bad! Combo poker or what?

I wouldn't think twice about double checking specs to make sure they were compatible. That is SO a "given". Selling a CPU/MB combo MEANS that they work togeather. You search newegg for a processor, then when you pick one, they list combo deals for it below, if there is one with a motherbord, who on earth would even for second fathom that they were not compatible?

If it was an accident they should refund/replace broken parts, if on purpose to move old useless parts, wow that's shady.
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15 Apr 2010   #20
smarteyeball

 
 

It could be worse...

It could be an AM3 socket + i5 750 chip + DDR2

Still, poor form on the eggs behalf...
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