Originally posted by aj2003
i personally have never/ will never buy a retail chip when i can get a oem, simply because they charge u extra for this cheap heatsink and fan that are A) loud B)just enough to keep the think around 50C it would defo get a better one even if its just to ease the pain to ur ears.
RETAIL CPU - 3 Year Warranty Directly with Manufacturer
OEM CPU - What ever warranty directly with the Shop / Distribution Channel you purchased it from. (and I can go on and on about warranty horror stories there)
YEAR 3 WARRANTY! It worth paying for in the end.
You pay extra from a little more than just a "cheap heatsink and fan"
The other word of advise, if you do choose to use a 3rd Party Fan, the keep your orginal fan. If you do have to send your CPU back for RMA, AMD will ask for BOTH CPU and HEATSINK/FAN.