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Windows 7: Intel intends to limit LGA1155 CPU overclocking

28 Jul 2010   #1

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Intel intends to limit LGA1155 CPU overclocking

According to an Intel presentation about their upcoming LGA1155 "Sandy Bridge" CPUs, the company plans to intentionally limit the chip's overclocking capability; it appears that Intel only intends to permit a 2 3 percent overclock with the Base Clock adjustments.

BitTech states that A video leaked to HKEPC and posted on YouTube (see from 2mins onwards) confirms the fact that only a 2-3 percent overclock via Base Clock adjustments will be possible. This is because Intel has tied the speed of every bus (USB, SATA, PCI, PCI-E, CPU cores, Uncore, memory etc) to a single internal clock generator issuing the basic 100MHz Base Clock.

2-3% overclock? That sucks...definitely not going to buy any 1155 CPUs unless I absolutely have to.

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28 Jul 2010   #2

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I'm not really sure if it's a big deal or not. If the performance is already stellar and the price point is right, I'm not sure that I feel that "I have" to be able to overclock.
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28 Jul 2010   #3


Didn't they say the same about i5 CPUs as well?
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28 Jul 2010   #4

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I don't think it's a big deal at all: If you want to Overclock, then simply buy CPU/Chipsets that *do*.

Seriously: Sandy Bridge is supposed to have an Integrated graphics core, and (just like everything else with integrated graphics) therefore it's going to be aimed primarily at Corporate/economy users. And if someone went to an enthusiast site saying "I want to overclock my <integrated chipset system>..." he'd be laughed out of the place. I know this, because I see it all the time at Tom's and Overclocker's.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
Didn't they say the same about i5 CPUs as well?
Yes, they did.
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28 Jul 2010   #5


Apparently the DrWho? guy on here is an Intel rep, and is saying they will still be able to be OCed well.

Whether it's true or not I don't know, but on the next page he goes on about a bunch of other stuff within Intel.
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28 Jul 2010   #6

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If you read the slides shown in the original article, they show that some versions will be overclockable and others won't.
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