Originally Posted by Brutuz
It'd be almost definitely money. Solder would work fine on these chips but isn't required, we can mod them so intel figured they'd do that to save a bit of money. And potentially make some when someone screws their delidding up and gets another chip.
I think it's great, a hark back to the old days of OCing actually requiring some skill, not changing 3-4 BIOS settings and stress testing.
That would only lead to them selling less chips. People who are looking to OC them will refuse to buy them at $300 a pop, if it means once the chip dies your left to no option but to fork out another $300. You might as well save yourself the headache now and buy a Sandy-E and OC it to 5Ghz.
Originally Posted by Oedipus
Or they will and they will further stratify their CPU lineup by not offering any more -K CPUs. These "heat issues" only come into play after OCing, after all. Otherwise, they perform easily within spec, which means that as far as intel is concerned, there is nothing wrong with their choice of TIM on the IB CPUs.
They should of at least used the TIM on locked chips (non-K) and not the unlocked ones. If this be the cause of the temperate problem at all, it wouldn't seem logical to sell a chip deemed "overclockable". That gets extremely hot when overclocked the slightest bit.Edited by Warmonger - 4/26/12 at 10:27pm