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Intel Says Yes to Overclocking, but No to Warranty of Overclocked Death Chips


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During Computex 2008, Intel said that they'll change their strategy when it comes to overclocking and allowing users to squeeze extra performance from their systems. Overclocking capabilities will be the main feature of Intel's 4 series chipsets, said Eric Mentzer, Intel's vice president and general manager of the Graphics Development Group, in an interview at the Computex exhibition in Taipei. "We spend a lot of time working with our motherboard partners to figure out all the hidden bits inside, helping them figure out how to bring the best out of these platforms," Mentzer said. In the past and sometimes even today Intel used to lock down its chips to prevent them from overclocking, and that's exactly the time when terms like "FSB wall" started to mean something. Now the company is focusing to eliminate all the overclocking obstacles for us, but that will come with the cost of the warranty which won't cover death chips that were overclocked. Now comes the perfect time to ask, how is Intel going to know if my motherboard or CPU were overclocked?
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w00t! Altough, maybe you´ll have to ship youre mobo with CPU when dead? Or maybe some kinda "logging" on the CPU?
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i wonder how many threats they got of people going to amd lol
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Only thing I can tell is Intel may be able to test for over voltage damage or have some sort of on board resistor that signals voltage exceeded X level.
    
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Yeeeeeaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh, This is the things that porfessionals want from a professional company!!! I LOVE INTEL!!! Let's GO to the Nehalem!
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Originally Posted by Whodie View Post
Only thing I can tell is Intel may be able to test for over voltage damage or have some sort of on board resistor that signals voltage exceeded X level.
My thoughts exactly. I doubt it would be too difficult to test for the voltage applied to the said chip. I guess that means that if you want to keep your warranty don't over-volt, just increase FSB

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Yeeeeeaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh, This is the things that porfessionals want from a professional company!!! I LOVE INTEL!!! Let's GO to the Nehalem!
Little excited aren't we?
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Intel's idea of overclocking and our idea of overclocking may be two very different things. I mean, look at Asus' little AI Overclocking feature. Yay! I earned .4Ghz at stock voltage.

Yeah, that just doesn't cut it. 1.44v for a 1Ghz overclock, baby!
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As long as its real overclocking and not fake, as in what Perry said, and if it performs better than AMD, for a good price, I'll get it.
    
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post #10 of 11
I say intel doesnt even spend the time to check if you've OC'd.
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