HardwareCanuck Review Editor
- Feb 26, 2007
Agree, OC became less interesting with unlocked multipliers rather than freq and tweaks. Intel really killed the enthusiast hobby side of it for me. I OC'd because it was fun more than I needed the performance. It seems like even the dual cores have enough for me these days even though a quad is nice.I was more interested in the fact that this had the potential to return the feeling of tinkering with the black arts back when overclocking as opposed to the current day "bump the multi and voltage until it stops working" state of things.
Yeah, but hasn't Intel also been changing the OS microcode on non -K chips so that the older bios' won't work? I know there's typically a registry kludge or something similar to get around that, but would that be worth it to the 99% of folks who want easy OC options?As soon as I heard this I decided to buy a Skylake system before it was too late. Had the bios downloaded before I even pulled the trigger on the board.