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Old 08-23-2006, 01:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm stuck at the moment between an OEM and a retail processor. I'm looking at the Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz. The price difference is about $25, considerable with my buget. As far as I know the only difference between the OEM and Retail should be packaging, but I'd like to confirm this. I'll link to the two product pages: Retail / OEM

Any advice or input is much appreciated - thanks in advance!
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Old 08-23-2006, 01:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Actually the OEM CPU comes w/o heatsink and fan. You will spend a lot more than $25 if you buy the heatsink and fan separately.
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Old 08-23-2006, 01:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Actually the OEM CPU comes w/o heatsink and fan. You will spend a lot more than $25 if you buy the heatsink and fan separately.
I see, you're right - I remember one of the reps. telling me the OEMs come with fans, but upon sniffing around the product page, I found this one doesn't. Thanks!
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