Beware: Counterfeit Intel Processors

Beware: Counterfeit Intel Processors

If you purchased anything with an Intel processor from NewEgg between March 1st and March 4th, you may have received counterfeit hardware! Intel is currently investigating potential incidences of counterfeit Core i7 920 chips being sold as legitimate models by the online retailer.

According to a spokesman, NewEgg has "moved quickly" to replace the merchandise in question, so if you received one of the potentially counterfeit units, it's likely that NewEgg will contact you. However, if you haven't yet been contacted, it is in your best interest to reach out to NewEgg regarding the matter, as it will surely be more difficult to get a replacement after the initial buzz of the incident has blown over.

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Michael Holley

Switchfast Technologies
Chicago IT Consulting & Support