By David Ponce
That image is another editor’s idea of you jizzing in your pants at the thought of being able to overclock your processor with the manufacturer’s blessings. It’s an apt metaphor, as overclocking has usually been done at your own risks. To have this condoned, well… that’s pretty awesome. Of course, Intel will charge you for these blessings, but it’s not a huge sum. As you can see from the image, anywhere from $20 to $35 will get you extra coverage should your frenzied gaming needs result in a melted chip, from select models of course:
The Performance Tuning Protection Plan being offered by Intel is a chance for you to experiment with the overclocking features of your processor without the worries of what will happen if you push the procesor too far. The Plan allows you a single processor replacement, hassle-free, from our customer support. This is in addtion to your standard 3 year warranty. In other words, if it fails under normal usage, we will replace it under the standard warranty; if it fails while running outside of Intel’s specifications, we will replace it under the Performance Tuning Protection Plan.
So what we are saying is this: Go ahead and push it, we’ve got your back.