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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RE[2]: Confused
by nt_jerkface on Mon 20th Sep 2010 19:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Confused"
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2009-08-26


They have and they let us know it:
All CPUs from a generation are, in theory, identical. But they test each CPU and find out the max speed it can run, and remain stable.
So they run the CPU at 2.4 GHz, if it overheats or smth, they run it at 2.2GHz and so on until they find a speed at which the CPU performs well.


I'm sorry but you put too much trust into corporations. Yes that is their explanation and that is often the case but there have also been plenty times where clock speed clearly could have been much higher at the low end but they wanted to use tiered pricing.

This is true for Intel, AMD/ATI and Nvidia. I remember an AMD case where the company was embarrassed over people who figured out how to unlock the full cpu with a hardware hack and then changed the die.

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