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 b 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. e-coli November 26, 2012 10:45:29 AM Thanks! a lot. Guess I wont be overclocking on this PC Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer e-coli November 26, 2012 10:45:48 AM Best answer selected by e-coli. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhy does Intel lock features ForumDoes HP Lock BIOS ForumLooking for Advice in building a ~$2000 Gaming System ForumApple using Intel processors ForumWhy only Intel or AMD.....?? ForumWhy does my computer lock up when playing games ForumWhats a good P4 to OC to 4.0Ghz ForumWhat does Intel have that AMD lacks? Forum32-Core Processors : Intel Reaches For (The) Sun ForumWhy not an AMD build Forumfsb speed - why does it matter? ForumGot my 945 to 4011 Mhz ForumWindows Vista on Notebooks: Why and What Hardware? ForumConroes performance may not be as significant as expected... ForumWhy is Intel better than AMD? Forum8 core zeon overclokc ForumWould a firewall prevent Sasser worm? ForumInteresting read about upcoming K9 processors ForumShould I connect all my case fans to a PWM slot? ForumOverclocking INTEL HD More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !