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Old 06-01-2008, 01:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the difference between these two processors?

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Retail is the boxed version of the cpu, comes with box, stickers, and fan. The OEM version is just the proc only, no other physical differences.

Also, with OEM procs, I know Intel usually has a shorter warranty for them. You get 3 years with a retail cpu but usually just 1 year with an oem one. Some times different sellers charge shipping for OEM cpus, so double check that.
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