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Dell got C2Ds to 3.73Ghz, wow the force is with them?
They are selling overclocked QX6800's at 3.73Ghz on water cooling. Even here most people with quads don't even have them over 3.5Ghz 24/7.
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Their problem is that they have to quote numbers to the customer before they ship it out. What they should do is take off $500, sell the computer with out the OC and tell the customer that the board is open for overclocking and that their warranty will cover voltages under X.

Seems like a more viable way to do this.
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post #13 of 40
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Their problem is that they have to quote numbers to the customer before they ship it out. What they should do is take off $500, sell the computer with out the OC and tell the customer that the board is open for overclocking and that their warranty will cover voltages under X.

Seems like a more viable way to do this.
Except the board is not "open for overclocking" because once they OC it they lock it out so no one can go screwing around with it and breaking things.
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post #14 of 40
LOL, so the customers can't even go back to stock speeds?

Man, that $6k computer is worthless!
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post #15 of 40
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Their problem is that they have to quote numbers to the customer before they ship it out. What they should do is take off $500, sell the computer with out the OC and tell the customer that the board is open for overclocking and that their warranty will cover voltages under X.

Seems like a more viable way to do this.
How many people buying high-end Dells know much more than what overclocking is? If they tell them that 99% of the customers won't have any idea what they are talking about. I'd expect to hear something like, "you only cover 1.4 volts? Damn I'm already running at 112. I'm screwed."
    
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post #16 of 40
Hey, I'm not saying that it'd be the best way or that consumers would know how to do it, but I am saying that it would work better from Dell's perspective than what they're currently doing. At least the customer wouldn't expect a speed that Dell can't deliver and if worse comes worse, they would just run at stock speeds and Dell wouldn't have to replace anything.
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Ya I know what your saying. I'm thinking that as unstable as it may be, overclocking software might be the best idea for Dell customers. They won't know the difference
    
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post #18 of 40
This is why Dell is a stupid company and should stick with selling PCs to grandmothers.
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post #20 of 40
Still these chips doing 3.73Ghz.. either they are going through chips like candy and that's where the huge cost comes from or they just clock that high.

Think they clock all the chips up and see which ones can take what then put the ones that wont clock in regular systems?
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