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Why does Intel lock some processors to prevent Overclokcing

Last response: in Overclocking
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

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a c 89 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.
November 26, 2012 10:45:29 AM

Thanks! a lot.
Guess I wont be overclocking on this PC :( 
November 26, 2012 10:45:48 AM

Best answer selected by e-coli.