Fake AMD Processors on Sale Through Amazon

/ 3 years ago

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There are reports that fake AMD processors are being sold though Amazon. The chips were sold as AMD A-Series A8-7600 but, upon examination of the underside, appear to be AM2 Athlon 64 X2 5200+ processors that have been falsely labelled.

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The Amazon listing appears on the UK site, and two customers have already reported the chips they purchased as relabeled X2 5200+ processors in the product reviews, with further suggestion that some of the purchased chips don’t even work. But anyone buying an A8-7600 for an FM2+ motherboard who receives a relabeled X2 5200+ will find that the fake chip’s pin layout makes it incompatible, since that model, current between 2007 and 2009, is for an AM2 socket.

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Amazon and AMD are yet to comment on the matter.

Source: WCCF Tech

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