Nemesis schrijft: "Volgens HardOCP heeft AMD een zooitje juristen in de arm genomen om te voorkomen dat Athlons, geprepareerd voor overklokken, in de handel gebracht worden. HardOCP houdt het erop dat het hier ook best om een publiciteitsstunt kan gaan":
We just got word from an EXTREMELY RELIABLE SOURCE that Advanced Micro Devices legal counsel contacted undisclosed retailers that have been altering AMD Athlon K7 CPUs that then allow Overclocking. AMD has demanded that these undisclosed retailers immediately stop sale of the altered units. They are stating that the retailers reworking the Athlon CPUs is violating either Copyrights or Patents held by AMD.
[...] Seriously though, we are working to get some more information on this issue, but I don't really see how AMD can control the sale of a CPU mod besides cutting off the vendor. But let's face it, any jackwad with a lawyer and some cash can surely cause you trouble, especially if you are a small retailer and don't have $40K to burn on preliminary litigation.
Make a car run faster, call it a Saleen or something else, get publicity and get rich. Speed up your computer, call it OC, and get a freakin lawyer on your back. Ain't America great? (well yes it is, but this is one of those things) Maybe just a publicity stunt?