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Old 9th March, 2010, 05:27 PM
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Intel investigates counterfeit processors

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Old 9th March, 2010, 08:40 PM
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A little clay a bit tin and it's called counterfeiting? ":O}
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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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Arrow Video of the contents...

This is what was shipped out to the Newegg customers...

YouTube - 100_1206.MOV

Newegg said they were "Demo" items. If so, then why was there a lot of misspelling on the outside box???
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I'm surprised they took as much trouble as they did. I mean that with the packaged closed you can't see all that much, once it's opened...well... the jig is up. This will be an interesting one to follow...This might be a collectors item somewhere down the line...or the beginning of the end for Intel! LOL
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...or the beginning of the end for Intel! LOL
Pha.........this won't have any effect on Intel, unless Intel fails to aggressively pursue the counterfeiters.

@MUff1N: As far as Newegg and the 'Demo Units' thing, the article indicates that Newegg have released a statement in which they indicate their initial information was incorrect. The vendor ORIGINALLY mentioned was not in fact responsible; another vendor was, and that vendor relationship has been terminated.
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Old 10th March, 2010, 10:55 PM
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This vendor, that vendor. Newegg is undoubtedly innocent. So are this vendor and that vendor. Nobody take responsibility anymore, all the crap lands on Joe Blue's plate.
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Pha.........this won't have any effect on Intel, unless Intel fails to aggressively pursue the counterfeiters..
Hence the "LOL" ":O}
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