Sun, 19 Sep 2010

12:00 AM - Intel disables features in CPUs

Intel has a new product line that includes a $50 software upgrade to unlock all the features of your CPU.  This unlock only works in Windows 7.  If you're running any other operating system, it will not function.  This sucks if you're using Linux, *BSD, Solaris, Haiku, EComstation, or even older versions of WIndows.

  http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/10/09/19/0050203/Intel-Wants-To-Charge-50-To-Unlock-Your-CPUs-Full-Capabilities?from=rss

I hope this doesn't happen across their product line because it will mean I'm limited to AMD CPUs.  Maybe my next laptop will have an AMD chip in it. 

tags: disable intel amd cpu

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