I agree with the no warranty thing. As for how they will detect it, I doubt it will be a voltage reading. My guess would be a register on the chip that reads clock speed. It stores the maximum speed the chip has run at, and if a warranty product is sent in and the register says the chip ran above spec(I assume there will be a small amount of lee-way) then they deny the warranty.
I know last time they said this everyone speculated that they would put a fuse on the chip that would blow when the CPU was overvolted for anything more than a few seconds(this would eliminate the voltage spike killing your warranty issue).
I assume a lot of resellers will have to change their CPU return policies because of this, and give themselve time to either send the chip to Intel for testing or test it themselves before shipping out the replacement.
I think this is a good move, personally. I hate people that kill hardware themselves overclocking or whatever, and then send it in for Warranty when they don't deserve it. It makes the prices higher for everyone.
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Last edited by newtekie1; Jun 4, 2008 at 02:27 PM.