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Windows 7: Intel selling $50 'upgrade' cards to unlock built-in CPU features

19 Sep 2010   #11
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Wow, I just thought of something. If you download a hard drive, where do you put it?




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19 Sep 2010   #12
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Wow, I just thought of something. If you download a hard drive, where do you put it?

That's nearly as confusing as trying to get your head around the Terminator time paradox.
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19 Sep 2010   #13
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Wow, I just thought of something. If you download a hard drive, where do you put it?

Maybe it would fit on a 5.25" or even 8" floppy disk?
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19 Sep 2010   #14
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

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Now the free video card download was really nice!
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Wow, I just thought of something. If you download a hard drive, where do you put it?

Right next to the video card.

Gees. I got to think of everything?
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19 Sep 2010   #15
Hondajt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

This is exactly what AMD has been doing. Except not charging for it. Which I am guessing they won't charge for it anyways. Just testing the waters.
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20 Sep 2010   #16
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all
I'm sure the users of that well known site dem---id.com are well aware of the risks of gathering either information or software from that particular source are.

A CPU is JUST THAT -- IT'S A CPU.

The OS writer can use ANY instruction set in the CPU's repertoire. OK the instructions have to marry up with the computer hardware such as say SET CHANNEL means that the computer architecture needs to have a channel bus to set.

Be VERY careful when reading information garnished from those particular sites.

Cheers
jimbo
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20 Sep 2010   #17
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
At least the ram upgrades are still free,

Download More RAM!

Free RAM in going to get 20GB
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20 Sep 2010   #18
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

After you get all that free RAM and hard drives go here and downlaod the entire interwebs.
http://www.w3schools.com/downloadwww.htm
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20 Sep 2010   #19
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sort of a review of said CPU and motherboard (sorry original is in Dutch),

Google Translate
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20 Sep 2010   #20
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Who will be the next to offer limited services without having to tip them. Do you want to put your car in "D", well you just have to pay us $500, or.....well you get the idea.

This will not cost Intel anymore money to produce, they are artificially limiting what you can do with it. Now if they want to charge an extra $50 to unlock the multiplier that would be a legitimate business practice because you are getting more for your money instead of being held hostage for the right to use the hardware you paid full price for in the first place.

I'm sure many people will disagree with me about this but I am tired of being told that these companies deserve to make more and more without having to provide return on the investment. Next they will start charging us so that they don't slow our current existing cpu's down through the drivers.
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