However, before the loan processor can be delivered, AMD will ask the customer’s payment information. The user’s credit card will then be debited with a security deposit to actually return the CPUs. The security amount corresponds to the original price of the required processor model. Once the return has arrived undamaged at AMD, the requested amount will be canceled and not charged to the user. A corresponding return slip is already enclosed with the delivery.
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The required BIOS update can also be installed without a borrowed CPU by the buyer first contacting the motherboard seller and asking for an update. AMD emphasizes, however, that this process can potentially incur additional costs and is therefore not an option for every customer.