how to tell if a A64 chip is retail or oem

Plester

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just have a bare chip that is second hand - can't find a page at amd's site to tell if it is retail or oem.
 

CheesePoofs

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Retail just means it is packaged with a HSF, and comes with a warranty, OEM has neither. Both use the exact same chips, so by looking at just the chip there is no way to tell which it is.
 

Plester

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so they aren't like intel chips where you can tell by s codes which is retail and which is oem?