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post #21 of 53
It is the two bottom sku's that will not overclock at all. Zero. Taking a sub $100 processor and making it perform like a $200-300 processor has always been one of the big appeals of overclocking.

It really sucks that Intel feels it is in a dominant enough position that it can use overclocking as a feature to sell more expensive chips.

I really, really, really hope Bulldozer is competitive. If it is even just close and they don't pull the same crap I might just go AMD as a screw you to Intel.
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If you don’t buy a K-series chip and instead grab a Core i7-2600, Core i5-2500, -2400, or -2300 (along with a P67-based motherboard), you’ll still have access to “limited unlocking.” This basically means you can set clock rates up to four speed bins above the highest Turbo Boost frequency setting available at any given level of processor activity
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Lame, charging for overclocking capabilities! Makes me sad. Hopefully AMD dosen't see the profitability of this and follow this model.
    
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Lame, charging for overclocking capabilities! Makes me sad. Hopefully AMD dosen't see the profitability of this and follow this model.
Or unlocking=BAD fry's had the phenom II x2 555 3.1ghz for $60 and you could unlock it to a Phenom II x4 3.1ghz

AKA save $100
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Or unlocking=BAD fry's had the phenom II x2 555 3.1ghz for $60 and you could unlock it to a Phenom II x4 3.1ghz

AKA save $100
Don't remind me. I was in the store line getting ready to get this when I had to leave the line because of an "emergency". When I got home it really wasn't an emergency at all.
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Don't remind me. I was in the store line getting ready to get this when I had to leave the line because of an "emergency". When I got home it really wasn't an emergency at all.
O thats not good
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post #27 of 53
the non k-edition can go up a couple multi's but not very many. like 4 or something. still some OC there, but not nearly as much
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Not worthless for people like my dad. He has a Q9550 at stock, with the stock fan.


Heresy!


(j/k )
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post #29 of 53
The whole overclocking issue is made to be bigger than it really is, how many people overclock their low end hardware? For the matter how many people buy high end hardware bother to overclock their hardware? DYI computing is only a small portion of the market, and only a small portion of the DYI community will overclock their hardware, and then a subset of that will have the technical knowhow combined with the motivation to push their hardware to the absolute limit.
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post #30 of 53
In general, some people seem to forget that a community of computer enthusiasts who overclock their CPUs are in the minority. People who game on the highest end systems would think a Pentium or even an i3 would be a complete waste. It's the same thinking that something like a 5770 is so inferior, but to a casual gamer, it's a high-end card.
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