ComputerNerd gaat gemodifiede Athlons leveren mét garantie, zo wordt in deze press release bekend gemaakt:
ComputerNerd has made a significant investment in a new precision micro-manipulation production facility to modify the Athlon® processor for higher performance. The modified Athlon® 500 CPU (or "Nerdlon") is available with speeds of 600, 650 and 700 MHz and is sold only with integrated FAK7X2B cooler. The cooler is permanently attached to the Nerdlon's aluminum faceplace using a special ultra-high thermal conductivity interface material.
The integration of CPU and cooler assures adequate cooling for the CPU under all normal conditions of usage. Based on extensive experience with other processors, ComputerNerd is confident in the performance and longevity of the Nerdlon, and is offering a three-year replacement warranty which is unique in the industry.
Quoting from the USAGE AND WARRANTY POLICY posted on the company's website: Processors purchased as OEM products normally carry only a 20 or 30 day warranty on the CPU, while "retail" or "boxed" CPUs with 3-year warranties are always priced higher because of the extra cost of the guarantee and cooler included with the CPU.
The modified Athlon® CPU with FAK7X2B cooler is an integrated retail package with full three-year replacement warranty from ComputerNerd USA, subject to the following terms of usage: Abusive usage causing physical damage to any element of the CPU or cooler is not warrantied. Opening the CPU cartridge following shipment to the customer will void the warranty. Attempts to remove the fans from the heatsink or the heatsink from the CPU will void the warranty.
Although only recently announced, both the FAK7X2B cooler and modified Athlon package have attracted great interest from both consumers and the industry at large, and several independent reviews featuring them will soon be published. The company emphasizes that it is providing AMD Athlon® 500 CPUs which have been MODIFIED BY COMPUTERNERD USA to run at 600, 650 or 700 MHz as distinct from Athlon® 600, 650 and 700 processors produced by AMD, and that it will participate in the prosecution of any consultants or VARs which misrepresent these CPUs to their customers.