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Old 9th March, 2010, 09:43 PM
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They're more like dummies, than fakes. I'd be highly impressed if someone managed to make a fake CPU that actually worked! Would probably be worth more than the real thing, as a curiosity.

I'd say these packages have been carefully crafted just to be exactly the right weight, and appearance at a glance.

If the weight was wrong, someone working for the a distributor or shipping company might notice that a crate of them was too light.

Chances are someone has opened up a crate and done a switch, somewhere in the supply chain.
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