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News Intel release CPU upgrade cards

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 20 Sep 2010.

  1. jon

    jon Chief Phrenologist

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    If it's a soft-mod, it'll be hacked ...

    I remember the days of flashing x800XT bios into an x800 Pro to unlock cores ... or dropping a bit of solder to re-connect a broken pipe ...

    ah, memories ...
     
  2. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    So they are looking to charge you again for something you have already bought?
    What a bunch of [insert expletives here].
    I was really interested in the i3 but forget it, I will go the AMD route
     
  3. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    <bows> yet again someone makes a better point in three lines than I can in three paragraphs!
     
  4. greyhavens24

    greyhavens24 New Member

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    I remember putting a blog on the Custom PC forums about overclocking about a year ago and getting flamed for it. Referring back to an earlier post about a 2B pencil unlocking the multiplier on early Athlons, I stated that overclocking appeared to be too common place. I remember when you had to buy a certain processer fab and yield to get good overclocking potential and sites like Overclockers UK specialised in selling those chips at very high prices. Now however you can go and buy any make of £60 chip and overclock the nuts off it! I surmised that it wasn't a case that WE were OVERCLOCKING them but the manufacturers were UNDERCLOCKING them and we were simply clocking them back to their correct levels. I have a Phenom II X3 720 BE and pretty much everyone (including CPC) manages to get 3.7GHz on air. I thought it strange that EVERYONE can achieve it with vastly different MB.

    After reading this article my pondering doesn't seem so stupid now, huh! What Intel are saying essentially is by a Pentium put in this passcode and voila you have a full blown Core i5 with hyperthreading. At least we are now seeing Intel's cynicism and contempt for it's customers by actually coming out with this "wonderful" idea.

    It makes me glad to be in the AMD camp.
     
  5. Niftyrat

    Niftyrat Dremel overpriced like EA games

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    I can just imagine what happens if you have to reformat your computer "sorry sir you need to pony up another 50 to get a new pin!"
     
  6. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    I'm sure someone must have put up the objection that DLC will make companies strip a product and then ask you to pay extra for what should have been there in the first place. I just never thought they would have the audacity to do it for hardware.
     
  7. st1x

    st1x Surviving on low specs since '86

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    Anyone know if we get moar multiplayer maps with this DLC or is it just balancing issues?

    ;P

    Nic
     
  8. SteveU

    SteveU New Member

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    I'll bet PC World are gonna love this!

    Imagine Joe public going in to buy a budget HP or Gateway PC (shudder) and walking out with Norton, a Wirelss Printer and a £50 processor upgrade all as part of a special 'upgrade package'.
     
  9. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Last time I checked it wasn't April 1st. What the hell are Intel playing at? They started smoking crack or something..honestly.
     
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