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Old July 7, 2008, 03:29 PM
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From what I've read, the X58 chipset and the processor will each have a clock generator. On the server/mainstream processors one will be locked (the one on the processor), forcing people to get the Extreme Edition processors for overclocking. Heres a random link from Google explaining it: HARDSPELL.COM-Intel banned Nehalem to overclock. Hopefully this isn't the case, the Extreme Edition's wont be super expensive or there is a way to unlock the CPU's clock generator so it can be overclocked, otherwise I'm hoping that AMD can get something worthwhile out.
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