Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Sep 2010 20:32 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Intel On a Windows Vista or Vindows 7 disk, all versions of the operating system are present, from Starter to Ultimate, and everything in between. So, if you want too upgrade to a more capable version of Windows down the road, all you need to do is pop the Windows disk in, let Windows Anytime Upgrade do its thing, and you're done. It seems like Intel is experimenting with a similar technology... For its processors.
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Remember overdrives ?
by Kochise on Mon 20th Sep 2010 18:46 UTC
Kochise
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2006-03-03

Once upon a time, Intel was delivering 486 Overdrive CPU extension for 386 or 486 SX that was, basically, a 486 DX that disabled the obsolete CPU. You now had twice more silicon in your case, with only the 'half' working.

That's the same, yet more 'green' in the way that you don't have to manufacture/buy another chip, just unlock the current one. Intel just takes a little more money without real added feature, just added benefit :p

Kochise

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