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Intel investigates counterfeit processors
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Written by Danrok   
Tuesday, 09 March 2010 16:23

From Neowin.net:

300 Fake Chips

As Neowin reported during the weekend, Newegg shipped out counterfeit Intel i7 processors to customers, where customers received a clay mold of a heatsink, and even a piece of scrap metal as the processor.  Intel will investigate why there was counterfeit processors shipped out to customers and exactly how many were shipped, according to PCWorld.

Intel has confirmed that there is at least one case of these counterfeit processors, and according to Engadget, Newegg’s long time partner, D&H Distribution, accidentally got a hold of 300 fakes in a batch of 2,000.  It doesn’t seem that everyone believes Newegg when they say they received “incorrect inventory.”

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