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I remember they did this for some first gen Pentium Dual Cores enabling hyperthreading on them. I honestly think its a nice idea.

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Wait, so my E5200 had the ability to hyperthread, but intel locked it down for no reason?
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post #72 of 108
It kinda sounds like intel has been planning this for awhile.
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So can the i5-2500 get that extra 2mb cache or so...?
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post #74 of 108
What a joke. Intel = Fail
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post #75 of 108
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Heh, when I saw the title, all I could think about was this.

www.downloadmoreram.com

Still, I am interested to see how much further they take this. I'll be keeping tabs.
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post #76 of 108
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I think some of you are missing the point of which people these chips are aimed at. I really hope none of you guys bought an i3 just to overclock it, especially the laptop one. This is aimed at a market for prebuilt and OEM computers.
post #77 of 108
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Wait, so my E5200 had the ability to hyperthread, but intel locked it down for no reason?
No, he's talking about the Clarkdale i3-derivative Pentiums. The "G9650" or something like that.
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post #78 of 108
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In all srsness, I believe someone will write a custom bios or smth that will unlock it.
When this happens, all the OCN piracy-nuts will go crazy all over it. After all, you'd be "stealing" from Intel
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post #79 of 108
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Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
Wait, so my E5200 had the ability to hyperthread, but intel locked it down for no reason?
Clearly he meant pentium D.

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Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity View Post
No, he's talking about the Clarkdale i3-derivative Pentiums. The "G9650" or something like that.
I don't know whether to laugh or shake my head.
Edited by qwertymac93 - 8/15/11 at 7:09am
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post #80 of 108
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I don't know whether to laugh or shake my head.
Yeah, so I had the numbers backward. The G6950/G6951. I don't know anyone that even owns one.. not like I see it written everyday.

Either way, here's the story in question: http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/18/i...can-already-d/

(And no, it wasn't a Pentium D. )
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