First post, by NC Mountain Man
I purchased a 486 100 Mhz processor from ebay and I am suspicious that this processor is fake. I wanted to get y'all's opinion before I claim the ebay seller is selling fake products. Attached are pictures of the processor. The things that look odd to me are: The "Intel" logo is incorrect. The "e" should be subset below the other letters. There is no registered mark (R with a circle around it) after the "L" in the intel logo. All of the characters below the "ICOMP index=435" line should be engraved into the processor, but are instead painted on. The center of the back of the processor should be gold colored but this one is grey. I could be wrong, but I can not find a picture of another legitimate processor that looks like this one.
If this is a fake processor, I wonder what it really is. If I were to plug this in a motherboard would it fry the board, or would the board recognize it? I guess it is possible that this is (was) a real processor that has been resurfaced over in china and had a new label printed on it. I have heard of that happening to OPL2 chips. Anyway, I appreciate your input.