Brett heeft op de newspagine van BXBoards nog wat spul over de plannen van Intel om een einde te maken aan het overklokken (dmv een frequency lock).
Onderstaand stukkie text is een reactie op een vorige posting van Brett die suggereert dat Intel ons alleen een beetje zit op te jarren, waarna vervolgens zal blijken dat er geen overclock-lock komt waardoor alle overclockers weer blij zijn en massaal Intel CPU's gaan komen (dat is althans wat Intel dan wil - als dit verhaaltje waar is).
Hier de reactie van Snake van Dimension 128:
Got quite a bit of mail regarding my last post. This one stood out though. Snake from D128 (www.d128.com) sent this my way, and I'm not sure if it's supporting my statement or not, but it does hit the nail on the head about what Intel (may) be doing.
I saw your comment on Intel's marketing strategy for the new Celeries, and I wanted to mention to you that in the world of marketing and sales, in which I have been active in the past (ugh), it is highly conceivable that Intel deliberately spread rumors of killing off overclocking, in order to boost sales for the new Celeries and Katmais.
The technique is known as "fear of loss". Direct sales people, for example, have a method by which they put whatever they are trying to sell you into your hands, and then at the moment of decision, snatch it from you (gently). The victim of such a sales technique feels that he/she has had something taken from them, and subconciously tries to "get it back" (in this case, buys it, to the credit of the skillful sales demon).
It goes without saying that if we suddenly see Katmais and Celeries being massively overclocked with impunity, the o'cing community will breathe a sigh of relief, and people who are at present happy with their 504MHz celeries will go forth and buy new, even more overclockable CPUs to gratify their peverted desires :)
So is Intel pulling our leg with the whole bus-lock thingy? We'll see...