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What happens when you change system?

Do I have to remember to allow access to that system first, before dismantling and selling my current one. *presuming I had IPT in both systems*
I assume you can submit a support ticket and provide some information like your credit card number; no different from when your account is stolen. I had mine stolen a little over a year ago and retrieved it 2 days later by providing my most used credit card number.
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Nice idea...but that is only going to protect a small audience. Not everyone uses Intel...or Sandy bridge for that matter lol. I have to say this is disappointing. I would hope for this tech to have a larger scope.
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bad move.

this seems like a wrong move down the hardware drm system.
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i do not support sandy bridge for this one feature.

we already had this fiasco with the pentium III. i thought we were over this...

on topic: i think steam should adopt the same scheme blizzard uses.
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Nice and all, but one of the nice things about Steam is that it's system-independent, and you can run it on multiple computers (which I do). Why not use something like tying an account to a cell phone, and verify through an SMS (then again, one could lose one's cell phone)? I guess it might be a way to get people to buy into Intel's new security feature on their hardware...
    
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I only wonder what happens if your CPU is lost/stolen/dead. Extremely rare but it'll happen.

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^this
^You guessed it.
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^This.
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^this
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c-c-c-combo breaker !
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47 HIT SUPER-COMBO!!!!!!!!!!

No, really. To hell with Intel's DRM. Give us an authenticator we can use by smartphone.

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this seems like a wrong move down the hardware drm system.
Optional DRM is the good kind...?
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So what happens if a person without a sandy bridge system steam account get stolen, and a person with a SB setup steals the steam account and activates this?
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Can someone explain this to me? I'm not following. I'm also totally unfamiliar with this new Intel tech. Will AMD eventually get this too?

I can't read the article since I'm at school. Sounds cool though.
Basically this is a thinly disguised attempt at introducing invasive DRM.



They say this is for increased security, but what they are really doing is giving publishers the ability to limit the number of machines you can install your steam games on.

From PC Gamer:

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The new feature will allow users to link account management options to a specific machine; an extra measure to prevent unauthorised access...The feature will be available for third parties to use.
    
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