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Old 07-29-2005, 12:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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what the hell is OEM?? lol sorry for asking a newb quesiton.
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there you go "OEM
Short for Original Equipment Manufacture, OEM is a company that produces fully manufactured computers adding hardware, software, documentation and other components making the computer a complete package. The company then sells the product under its own name and supports the computer to the best of its ability."
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OEM is pretty much a product direct from the manufaturer. eg. my X-530's are OEM so they didn't come in a fancy retail package, just the speakers and the manual. my 3200+ is OEM, so it didn't come in the fancy retail package with the Heatsink and manual, it just came in a small plastic box with the chip in it.
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ooooh so is that why OEN is cheaper?? is it lower quality
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is it lower quality
Nope it's the exact same thing
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ooo sweet
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so is that why when a Cd player or Writer says (OEM) next to it that means you have to buy the software?? i c now!
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well, i think most cd dvd/rw blah blah blah disk thingys come OEM if ur buying online....

i may be wrong though........
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yeah yeah, like the WD Raptor 74GB HDD comes in OEM for about 100 dollars cheaper. Two of those would be about the price of one regular.
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yeah but they are for l33t computers. :P

Used in computers that u dont need a lot of space, like....

Comps hosting game servs ect.
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