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Intel Cracks Down on Motherboard Vendors Offering Overclocking on non-Z Chipset

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jul 25, 2013.

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Do you have an Intel K-Model processor?

  1. Yes, and it's overclocked

    41 vote(s)
    58.6%
  2. Yes, but running stock

    8 vote(s)
    11.4%
  3. No, but mine's still overclocked (BCLK)

    8 vote(s)
    11.4%
  4. No, and I'm running stock

    13 vote(s)
    18.6%
  1. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    LOL! Intel just put the LOCK DOWN, LOCK DOWN on you all! LOL! I would have thought this was going to be done from the GATE! LOL. Too funny!

    So if you want to OC then just get the right chipset is all what is the big deal any way? 99.9% of the every day user is not even affected by this move. Shouldn't Intel be working on other things like say there ARM chips and crap for smart phones and ipads any way? The Desktop is dead. Hell the laptop is almost archaic! Every Desktop I see in a home now is in a dark corner sitting there off collecting dust! We are the last vestige of the desktop era suck it up folks not much time left till they are all gone any way.
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    any serious overclocker has to delid the chip first.

    my username just represents my impression on the degree of progress intel have made from the previous architecture.

    ill tell you wheres no harm done, when you run 4ghz on a cheap board to average the cost, thats where.. is all..
     
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    I agree but your name does set you up as a bater or troll dude.
     
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    Ah ..me . But then again who can blame Intel ..you just can't buy anything with a trillion dollars anymore .
     
  5. riffraffy

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    Yeah but how would you feel if you brought a Chevrolet Impala and then you bought a after market turbo for more power , and then Chevy says hay dude if you want more power you need to buy the Corvette . If you purchase stuff it's your's to do as u please or so I taught .
     
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    And they call the Yankees the Evil Empire . But I think Intel has the right to block this on future chips and tell company's like Asus not to offer this type of OC they are partners after all . But they can't be retroactive .
     
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    The way I look at it is this:

    I don't see anything wrong with Intel blocking new boards from overclocking on non-Z chipsets. Most people expected it and it seems pretty reasonable. Infact, they should probably fix this on a silicon level.

    BUT I find that putting out a hidden "update" to disable it after someone purchases the board is a immoral and sleazy tactic.
    Those that have already purchased the board should be written off.

    Although not to the same extreme, it is like buying a product and then having company henchman sneak into your house and disable it because it is "too functional"

    Absolutely absurd :banghead:

    It true mind boggling that some people feel this is the "right thing to do" :banghead: :roll:
     
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    Sony PS3 got nerfed pretty good over the years, so I'm not surprised that Intel can do the same. I wonder if it can be thwarted by making your EEPROM read-only, but then you'd miss out on all future UEFI releases anyway.
     
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    It is probably possible. Having updatability BIOSes nowadays is both a blessing and a curse.

    New BIOS features are always a necessity though. It would be nice if the BIOS could be completely locked. This would be nice for security minded people too to make sure that malicious code does not get injected into the BIOS
     
  10. lyndonguitar

    lyndonguitar I play games

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    WOW, time to ditch intel for the next build
     
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    Why? Should we ditch AMD for not making the Radeon HD 7950 unlockable to an HD 7970 like the HD 6950 could? Everyone knew you needed a P or Z series chipset to OC unlocked processors, and it has been that way for a few years.
     
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