Andy van BXBoards heeft wat info over een mogelijke overklok beveiliging (die dus ook de FSB snelheid detecteren) op toekomstige Intel processors:
Tom has posted some potentialy shattering news as to Intels plans to kill of overclocking once and for all! These rumours seem to come around once every while and turn out to be a load of steaming bull.
However Tom's probably got the best connections in the business so I take anything he say's seriously. Here's the scoop on the poop...
The news I have to tell is not really from Comdex, but it's most important to many of you. The future Intel chips will put a final end to overclocking. New Intel processors won't only come with the already common multiplier-locking, but making an Intel CPU faster by increasing the bus speed will also not be possible anymore. Some new circuits on the chips will make sure that the system remains dead if you raise the bus speed from e.g. 66 to 75 MHz or from 100 to 112 MHz. It is rumored that AMD will do the same thing.
AFAIK the locking will be implemented via a EEPROM that will kill all power to the CPU if it detects that the CPU is being run over specification. A few of you have asked me whether the new BX6-2 will have some jiggery-pockery that will work around this - my spies tell me its not so however.
Dat zou natuurlijk heel erg kut zijn. May the force be with us en laat AMD niet zo'n clocklock indingessen, anders heb ik weer een hobby minder (natuurlijk kun je altijd nog je videoplank, of een leraar overklokken).