Push it to the max but make sure that you keep it cool!
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Intel today unveiled a pilot program that provides warranty protection to overclockers in the event they get a little bit overzealous with pushing the pedal to the metal. For a fee, Intel will provide a one-time replacement of certain processors
that are damaged by overclocking and/or over-volting. It's completely optional and in addition to the original three-year standard warranty that already applies to Intel's retail boxed processors. Intel isn't yet ready to flat-out endorse overclocking but the Santa Clara chip maker is perfectly content to provide a "limited remedy if issues arise as a result of an enthusiast's decision to enable overclocking," for a modest fee, of course. The deal applies to only to certain Extreme Edition and K-series (unlocked) processors currently, in Intel's Core i7 and Core i5 families.
Think that the additional safety net may persuade more people to get into overclocking?
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Yes it probably will, but I wonder what this "small' fee might be?
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Is this to get more people into overclocking? Or to give intel a reason not to ship fans and thereby promote more high end coolers?
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The cost will be between $20 and $35, depending on what model you have.