What is the Performance Tuning Protection Plan?

The Performance Tuning Protection Plan (PTPP) is an additional plan to cover processor failures caused by operating the eligible processor outside of Intel’s published specifications.

Does using Performance Tuning Protection Plan alter my standard warranty?

No. The Plan does not affect your standard warranty. The standard warranty covers failures that occur while the processor is used within Intel’s published specification. The Performance Tuning Protection Plan covers an eligible processor that fails due to overclocking. See the Plan Terms and Conditions for more information.

How long am I protected under the Plan?

The PTPP plan is valid for the duration of your standard processor warranty. The Plan does not extend the standard warranty, only offers additional coverage during the standard processor warranty period. For more information about the standard processor warranty see this FAQ page.

Who do I contact if I have questions about my standard warranty?

For information requests or warranty exchange requests, please contact Intel Customer Support or go to this FAQ page.

How do I return a processor that has failed due to overclocking?

The return process depends on the purchase process. The purchaser should return the processor to the place of purchase. If PTPP was purchased directly from Intel, contact Intel customer support or go to this FAQ page.

Who do I contact for help with the purchase process?

For requests related to the plan purchasing process, contact Customer Support.

What is the cost for PTPP?

Prices depend on the processor that was purchased. Please login to your account and refer to the purchase page (https://tuningplan.intel.com/purchase-a-plan) for specific pricing.

Who is eligible for this Plan? Can anyone purchase it at any time?

Integrators, resellers and end users are able to purchase the Plan during the first year of eligible processor ownership.

How many replacements am I eligible to receive?

You will receive one replacement processor. The Processor Tuning Protection Plan does not transfer to the replacement processor.

What processors does the Plan cover?

The list of processors covered are on the Purchase a Plan page. Only the processors listed there are eligible. See below for details on the Intel® Xeon® W-3175X processor

What about older generation processors?

The Processor Tuning Protection Plan is only available for 9th generation processors. Older generation processors are not supported.


Does PTPP cover Intel® XMP overclocking?

If a processor is overclocked using Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP), the PTP plan will cover the processor but not the memory.


Do I need to activate the PTPP code after purchase?

No, you do not need to activate the code. It is ready for use. If the processor fails and needs replacement, provide the activation code when requesting a return.

Are there any countries where the Plan is not for sale?

Yes, sales are prohibited in countries subject to export sanction, and other prohibited countries as identified by our service provider PayPal at the following link:


I lost my registration information. How do I get it back?

For plans purchased directly on the Performance Tuning Protection Plan website, your Plan information is available by logging into your account and selecting Transaction History under My Account. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset your password using the email address that was used to purchase the plan.

What is your refund policy?

Refunds can be given up to 45 days from the date of purchase, provided the activation code has not been used. If you purchased from a retailer, you must go back to the place of purchase for a refund. If you purchased directly from Intel, you can request a refund by contacting Customer Support.

Intel® Xeon® W-3175X Processor

The Performance Tuning Protection Plan is an included benefit with the purchase of the Intel® Xeon® W-3175X. No additional plan purchase or activation code is required. All other terms and conditions associated with the Performance Tuning Protection Plan apply.

Where do I buy the Plan for the Intel® Xeon® W-3175X?

The Performance Tuning Protection Plan is automatically included with your purchase of the Intel® Xeon® W-3175X processor. No additional purchase or activation code is required.


Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information visit www.intel.com/benchmarks.