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they are purposely locking caches and other features on Pentium cards and other processors, i saw one of these cards at best buy, apparently you have to buy them, enter the code, and voila, increased performance!

no, you ignorant idiot, you already have that performance to start with, they are ripping you off by locking it down until you give up money to greedy intel.

Sad state, isn't it? educate these people out of their ignorance, save them money! i am disgusted by this practice, it is the same thing as paying for DLC that came on the disc. DISGUSTING practices!

btw, i am surprised you have not heard of this.

http://www.dailytech.com/Intel+Rolls...ticle19661.htm
Edited by ChronoBodi - 3/13/11 at 11:07pm
     
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they are purposely locking caches and other features on Pentium cards and other processors, i saw one of these cards at best buy, apparently you have to buy them, enter the code, and voila, increased performance!

no, you ignorant idiot, you already have that performance to start with, they are ripping you off by locking it down until you give up money to greedy intel.

Sad state, isn't it? educate these people out of their ignorance, save them money! i am disgusted by this practice, it is the same thing as paying for DLC that came on the disc. DISGUSTING practices!
can you link to something that explains what you are talking about? because you are not making any sense.
    
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What are you talking about? Do you have a source?
 
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http://www.dailytech.com/Intel+Rolls...ticle19661.htm
I have never actually seen one, but the concept annoys me.
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never heard of this - sounds like something intel would do though
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im sure we can find a way to hack it...
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Man I hope AMD really sticks it to Intel.
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.......old news.....we had a giant thread on this like months ago

TLDR for some people
basically Intel is softlocking or something along those lines on some Pentium Mobile chips
when you buy their "unlock" code, you can unlock some extra L2 cache and HT for "increased" performance
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they are in store at Best Buy.. complete bull****.

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