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SmellyDraws said:what exactly is it to "unclock" a chip?
Unlocking a chip will allow you to set the chip's multiplier. That will let you increase or decrease the number of clock cycles that will go through the chip. Many here want access to the multiplier so that when they reach their maximum overclock, they can decrease the multiplier and increase their fsb. Now although you might be losing clock cycles, the fsb will usually more than make up for that.
Darkseid[/i] [B]man if he understood that must be really clever :D i have a celeron 1.0ghz with 100mhz fsb (not really but...) and a 10x multiplier said:Yes I do understand that the multiplier x fsb=cpu speed. What I did not understand was the advantage of a smaller multiplier. I know the 2.26 is one of the best overclockers because it has such a low multiplier. Why is a low multiplier better?
even with the es chips with the unlocked multi, you roughly get the same overclock. and, the chips oc'ed with the higher multi's get better benchies in sandra, and probably better in real world performance.cack01 said:Now if only they would let us unlock their chips.
NookieN said:Think about this: if Intel's considering special motherboards for overclocks, it's a good bet they're also considering special CPUs for overclockers.
jdmcnudgent said:even with the es chips with the unlocked multi, you roughly get the same overclock. and, the chips oc'ed with the higher multi's get better benchies in sandra, and probably better in real world performance.
james.miller said:do you think that in any way, that this could be used to 'cover up' that paladium security thing?
you know - bring out something really cool so the dodgy little things you do in the background dont get noticed