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For those that care - I just received an email from Amazon - it states that there was a class action suit against AMD on their FX series of cpu's. I read that you could receive up to $40 dollars per cpu bought and that you do not need documentation if you claim 5 or less. I know I bought 4 and as a matter of fact, the computer I am writing this on is running a 8320..

Anyway - if you feel you qualify, here is a cp of the email I received and a link to the site to fill out the claim form

Hello,

We're contacting you because our records indicate that you may have purchased an Advanced Micro Devices ("AMD") FX-8120, FX-8150, FX-8320, FX-8350, FX-8370, FX-9370 and/or FX-9590 CPU between 2013 and 2019. If so, you may be eligible to receive money from a class action settlement. If you are a member of the Class and you wish to receive money from this settlement, you must file a valid claim by January 3, 2020.

In Dickey v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., a federal court in California preliminarily approved the settlement of a class action lawsuit brought against AMD regarding the AMD CPUs identified above. The Court did not decide in favor of Plaintiffs or Defendants, but both sides have agreed to a settlement.

Amazon is sending this email on behalf of the parties to the lawsuit, and as required by the Court. But because we are not involved in the lawsuit, we cannot assist you directly. To obtain a copy of the Settlement Agreement, view the full notice approved by the Court, and file a claim, please go to www.amdcpusettlement.com or call the Settlement Administrator at 1-855-414-4964. You must submit a valid claim to receive a cash payment.

If you have any questions about the settlement, please contact Plaintiffs' attorney Todd Logan:

Telephone: 415.638.9660
Email: tlogan@edelson.com.

Sincerely,

Customer Service
Amazon.com

Please note: this email was sent from a notification-only address that cannot accept incoming email. Please do not reply to this message.


https://www.amdcpusettlement.com/

*edit - I know there have been questions on if this is for Calif residents only - here is a cp from the FAQ's:

Who's included in the Settlement
How do I know if I am in the Settlement Class?
The Court decided that everyone who fits this description and chooses not to request to be excluded is a member of the Settlement Class:
All individuals who purchased one or more of the following AMD CPUs either (1) while residing in California or (2) after visiting the AMD.com website: FX-8120, FX-8150, FX-8320, FX-8350, FX-8370, FX-9370, or FX-9590. Excluded from the Settlement Class are (1) any Judge or Magistrate presiding over this action and members of their families, (2) the defendant, defendant's subsidiaries, parent companies, successors, predecessors, and any entity in which the defendant or its parents have a controlling interest and their current or former officers, directors, and employees, (3) persons who properly execute and file a timely request for exclusion from the class, and (4) the legal representatives, successors or assigns of any such excluded persons.
Information about the model CPU you purchased can be found in the email confirming your purchase and on the box the CPU came in. Based on the records obtained by Class Counsel, there are approximately 1 million potential Class Members.
If you are still not sure whether you are included, you can call the Dickey v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Settlement Administrator at 1-855-414-4964. Or you can get free help by calling the lawyers appointed to represent class members in this case at 1-415-212-9300.

And no, you may have bought the CPU anywhere, not just Amazon
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Thanks for the heads up
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"You are included if you purchased one or more of the following AMD CPUs *EITHER* (1) while residing in California *OR* (2) after visiting the AMD.com website (or both)"

Appears to apply to non-CA residents.
I know one of the "check boxes" on the claim form asks you to check off that you are a Cali residen" - so I am assuming it applies to Cali residents only
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you skip the cali question and check 3rd box.
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OP is gonna get a few reps, instead of more money.

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Wow. What was the cause of the lawsuit?
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Wow. What was the cause of the lawsuit?
What is this lawsuit about?
The lawsuit claims that AMD misrepresented the number of cores in certain of its CPUs and that AMD is liable for violations of California's Unfair Competition Law and California's False Advertising Law, as well as other laws. AMD denies all claims and that it violated any law.
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What is this lawsuit about?
The lawsuit claims that AMD misrepresented the number of cores in certain of its CPUs and that AMD is liable for violations of California's Unfair Competition Law and California's False Advertising Law, as well as other laws. AMD denies all claims and that it violated any law.
Thanks for explaining. I would like to join, but I don't know, the website looks sketchy. I'm hesitant to put in all my information.
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Definitely don't have to be a CA resident.
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I am a WA state resident and I received a mailing about this so it is for more than just CA peeps.
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Reps to you OP. As a builder of my own PCs, I did not receive any personal notice for this.
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