Originally Posted by BigCactus
I wouldn't worry about it. It's a worse case scenario kind of deal, but probable. I'd be wary of buying Sandy Bridge chips used however considering this feature as well. Resale value on these chips considering the DRM and that Killswitch issue might thwart people who like to upgrade frequently. If you buy the processor used and the original owner uses the killswitch and deactivates it...hmmm...another interesting problem with the killswitch. Plus if hackers find a way to use the killswitch and just wreak havoc on you, disabling your pc...
Wow way to spread misinformation. Thanks for making overclock.net a more retarded place.
This kill switch is a feature of Intel vPro. It will not work, I repeat not work unless vPro is set up and enabled and only your company can enable that. This feature is for corporate customers.
Plus, in order for it to work, your 3G wireless card (WWAN and very few 3G wireless cards are vPro certified) has to be certified by Intel for vPro use. Its not enabled by default and your company would have to use vPro infrastructure for it to work.
Idiots like Big Cactus needs to be banned.Edited by Clairvoyant129 - 1/8/11 at 12:09am