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Old 09 January 2014, 21:14   #75
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The point was that he doesn't; that some electronics dealers around the world still have new CPUs manufactured in the 1990s in stock (NOS=New Old Stock).

Extensive burn-in and testing of used CPUs (as well as finding various boards that have the correct CPU model to remove, clean up, and inspect) is very time-consuming.
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