Closed Why does Intel lock some processors to prevent Overclokcing Tags: CPUs Processors Intel Overclocking Last response: November 26, 2012 3:08 PM in Overclocking Share e-coli November 26, 2012 10:24:04 AM Could I please ask somebody if there is any specific reason why Intel locks some processors to prevent overclocking? ------------------------------------ Prebuilt Dell XPS8500 -GT640 Graphics -450W PSU -Intel i7 3770 8 CPUs -8GB RAM DDR3 More about : intel lock processors prevent overclokcing Best solution Sakkura a c 99 à CPUs a b K Overclocking November 26, 2012 10:44:49 AM To earn more money when people decide to buy the more expensive overclockable CPUs. Share e-coli November 26, 2012 10:45:29 AM Thanks! a lot. Guess I wont be overclocking on this PC Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer e-coli November 26, 2012 10:45:48 AM Best answer selected by e-coli. Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Why does Intel lock features Forum SolvedWhy are Intel processors generally better for gaming? Forum SolvedWhy exactly are Intel's processors so much better than AMD's? Forum SolvedWhy when I switched my CPU from a Intel pentium 4 to a pentium E5200 does the screen not turn on? Forum SolvedWhat is Intel Hyperthreading and why does it make a quad core Intel better than an AMD octocore? Forum Why do they still make 3rd gen intel processors? Forum Solvedintel vs amd technically why ... more transistors per core or what does intel do so differently than amd?? Forum SolvedDoes my motherboard [g41mt-s2p] support Intel core i3 processor? Forum SolvedWhy does Tom's seem to rank AMD CPUs below Intel for gaming? Forum SolvedWhy does Intel ship the stock cooler with three bands of thermal paste, instead of uniform covering over the copper surface? Forum SolvedWhy does my old AMD beat my new intel 3570k. Forum SolvedWhy does intel change sockets so often? Forum Why does Intel control x86? Forum Solveddoes a amd gpu work in a mb with intel processor Forum If Mantle really does reduce cpu usage in games, won't that be an advantage to intel processors? Forum Solvedi am planning to buy Intel G2020 processor and Intel G41 chipset does it work ?? Forum Why does my computer lock up when playing games Forum Why does windows 7 lock up hard drive Forum Solveddoes intel pentium 4 processor support 2GB ram Forum Why Does My Computer Keep Locking Access To Hard Drive When I've Got 750 GB Free space Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !