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Bron: TheRegister

Nog wat spul van The Register over de overclockers-lock die Intel wil gaan inbakken in z'n nieuwe CPU's:

Intelís justification for preventing overclocking is that it is anxious that unscrupulous people will sell machines at higher clock rates than the parts warrant. This is a counterfeit argument.

Earlier this year, our colleagues at cít magazine, along with other journalists around the world and a reservoir of anxious resellers revealed that Intel was taking precious little notice of a large number of counterfeit Pentium IIs swilling around in the channel.

The problem became so great that cít magazine even went to the lengths of producing a piece of software which would detect whether chips were overclocked or not, apparently to Intelís blithe indifference. (Stories: Program released to counter re-marking and Intel's outsiders come to resellers' aid)

Intel does not want you to overclock its chips. It wants you to carry on buying Intel Inside PCs with new chips, such as the 366MHz/400MHz Celerons it will sell you from Monday, or the Pentium IIIs with Streaming SIMD it will introduce at the end of February.

Itís fair enough that Intel, a large corporation which makes microprocessors, wants to sell you new chips so it can carry on in business and make gross margins of over 50 per cent.

But when it starts using spurious arguments to conceal its true mission, it stands convicted of hypocrisy. Thatís why itís a whitened sepulchre.

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