Intel Investigating Sale of Fake Core I7 Chip

Monday Mar 8th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff
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At least one counterfeit Core i7-920 processor made its way to a customer via online retailer Newegg.

PCWorld: Intel has confirmed reports that at least one U.S. customer received a counterfeit Core i7-920 processor. The customer purchased the processor through online retailer Newegg and became suspicious when he noticed the instruction manual was blank and the packaging included a number of misspelled words.

"Intel has been made aware of the potential for counterfeit i7-920 packages in the marketplace and is working to identify how many and/or where they are being sold," said Intel spokesman Nick Jacobs. "Buyers should contact their place of purchase for a replacement and/or should contact their local law enforcement agency if the place of purchase refuses to help."

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