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This post may not seem too much like a question but when users post an article they are generally looking for opinions or thoughts on it.
currently, Intel has not released any info to the motherboard makers on how to adjust any multipliers, but if they ever do, you will need to be able to control those other components in 1 MHz increments even when the base clock is adjusted. Even if multipliers can have a fine control that allows for 1MHz increments, that will all change once the base clock is adjusted. and remember we are talking about components that cant handle any overclocking so at best we will end up with an overclocked CPU and everything else underclocked and that's. even if intel ever allows control over those components
Sorry... im struggling to see how this is a question...
answered Jul 29 '10 at 03:08
If motherboard makers do not find a way around this, it will be a big problem for overclockers as users simply wont be able to overclock.
When buying a CPU, the product description never shows info on the inner workings of the CPU or how it interacts with the motherboard. so you can have many people building a PC with the "latest" intel CPU then wondering why they cant overclock.
The problem is will they be able to find a way around this?
If a single clock speed is linked to all of those parts of the system then how will they fix this. They may find a way to change the multipliers but that's usually not a fine enough control when overclocking as you in most cases end up with parts of the system being underclocked (as you will often end up in situation where you have 2 multiplier choices either underclocked or overclocked to a point where it is unstable or scale back the bus speed so the CPU cant hit it's full overclock in order to allow the other components to at least hit their default speed. Overall the customer loses with this move.
You can overclock your CPU just fine WITHOUT ever touching the front side bus speed. All you need to do is get a processor with an unlocked Core Multiplier. This allows you to increase the number that the FSB clockspeed is multiplied by to create the CPU core clockspeed.
100MHz Base Clock * 20 Core Multiplier = 2000MHz (2.0GHz)
100MHz Base Clock * 30 Core Multiplier = 3000MHz (3.0GHz)
You just increased the speed by 1GHz without touching the base clockspeed at all. This is very simple and current processors already do it. The problem is, Intel usually charges a lot more for processors that have an unlocked core multiplier, because it makes them so easy to overclock.
answered Jul 29 '10 at 11:59
This will suck but my question would really be. WHY?
I'll wait till they release it and see what their game is.
Don't bother me. The only Pentium machine I had came with a locked mobo + my intel laptop is locked. Only ever tweaked my AMD PC.
answered Jul 30 '10 at 13:39