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This is actually BETTER when buying OEM computers. Companies like Dell will very happily charge you $200 to go from an i5 2500k to an i7 2600k for example...so if you can buy a cheaper proc and NOT take the ripoff hit to upgrade to something else, then simply unlock a couple features later, it's worth it.

I'm not saying you can unlock a 2500k to a 2600k, but my point still stands. You could end up spending $100 with Intel for an option that would have been $200 from Dell.
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post #82 of 108
... core i3 2102?! Huh never heard of it. Its just a typo or what , or will they lunch those new "upgradable" cpu soon?!

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I don't mind this. Buy ultra-high end CPU for significantly cheaper in it's "crippled form", and unlock a full chip with my next paycheck. In reality it allows you to get a lot more, as you can buy a full rig and slowly unlock features. It's not like getting a slow CPU and being stuck with it; you have the hardware you want from the beginning.
Yes I Totally agree as long as it cost the same as a fully unlocked CPU .. Like Locked 100$CPU +50$ = 150$ CPU , not 100$CPU+100$=150$CPU ... ! but someone will find a way to unlock those cpu and share it on the interwebz and then intel will never do this again.
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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. )
OP saying "first gen pentium dual cores" confused me.
The pentium D's had HT disabled unless you got extreme edition, so i thought the OP was talking about that
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No surprise here, another scheme in Intel's plans to extract more $ from it's clients.

It's not like any intelligent enthusiast would use this, no, we would buy the unlocked K series Sandy Bridge or future chips which are already unlocked. Nevertheless, if some fools buy this, and there are a lot of fools out there, I wouldn't be surprised.

More and more each year they are trying to wall out the competition, tech wise.
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No surprise here, another scheme in Intel's plans to extract more $ from it's clients.

It's not like any intelligent enthusiast would use this, no, we would buy the unlocked K series Sandy Bridge or future chips which are already unlocked. Nevertheless, if some fools buy this, and there are a lot of fools out there, I wouldn't be surprised.

More and more each year they are trying to wall out the competition, tech wise.
Your Logic is fail.
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So they're selling you a product that has capabilities locked out from the start, then demanding you pay more to fully unlock it? In other words, like on-disk DLC, only this is on-chip DLC.



... Um. Yay for "progress"?
IBM been doing exactly that for years i heard
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They must be really confident in their manufacturing process if they get yields good enough to do this.
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wonder how long until this will A) be cracked B) be "cracked" via bios ie like the core unlocking on AMD's
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IBM been doing exactly that for years i heard
IBM has probably been doing this since the dawn of time.

Yes you can buy a mainframe with entire BOARDS of physical CPUs and RAM turned off until you pay up to activate them.
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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.
Seriously, Thank you for the 10min of comedy
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