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Why are Intel selling the Non 'K' CPU', which are multiplier locked? There is a vey little prize difference between them. And a non overclocker would not have touched the multipliers anyhow..
    
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because OEMs that build 1000000000s of machines.

$15x1000000000

it adds up
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because OEMs that build 1000000000s of machines.

$15x1000000000

it adds up
But why did Intel do this in the first place? I would assume the production costs would be the same for Intel.. And the oem's often 'cripple' their motherboards for overclocking features anyway...

Is this a step in the direction of a future where non of Intel's CPU's can be overclocked?
    
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But why did Intel do this in the first place? I would assume the production costs would be the same for Intel.. And the oem's often 'cripple' their motherboards for overclocking features anyway...

Is this a step in the direction of a future where non of Intel's CPU's can be overclocked?
The non K versions can still be slightly overclocked, so it is not impossible to do so. I guess they just want to pull out some extra money for allowing overclocking. Plus, the majority of consumers will never overclock, and it may save Intel a step or two in the process.
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But why did Intel do this in the first place? I would assume the production costs would be the same for Intel.. And the oem's often 'cripple' their motherboards for overclocking features anyway...

Is this a step in the direction of a future where non of Intel's CPU's can be overclocked?
unlocked procs do cost them more. If someone wants a 3.4GHz SB proc, and there are no unlocked parts, they would have to buy a 2600. But, instead they can buy a 2500K, which will get to 3.4+.

price of 2600 $300

price of 2500K $230

intel just lost $70




intel gets a lot of sales from overclockers.

If overclocking became non-existent, they would lose a lot of those sales.

yes, it is a step in that direction, but i doubt many more steps will be made.
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But why did Intel do this in the first place? I would assume the production costs would be the same for Intel.. And the oem's often 'cripple' their motherboards for overclocking features anyway...

Is this a step in the direction of a future where non of Intel's CPU's can be overclocked?
Money.

They knew we would pay the extra so they did it. Simple as that. It also offers a cost savings for OEM's as was mentioned before.
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