Intel LGA1155 Sandy Bridge CPUs limit overclocking

Intel has designed LGA1155 "Sandy Bridge" CPUs to deliberately limit overclocking, revealed a leaked video on YouTube that "confirms the fact that only a 2-3% OC via Base Clock adjustments will be possible. This's because Intel has tied the speed of every bus (USB, SATA, PCI, PCI-E, CPU cores, Uncore, memory etc) to a single […]

Intel has designed LGA1155 "Sandy Bridge" CPUs to deliberately limit overclocking, revealed a leaked video on YouTube that "confirms the fact that only a 2-3% OC via Base Clock adjustments will be possible. This's because Intel has tied the speed of every bus (USB, SATA, PCI, PCI-E, CPU cores, Uncore, memory etc) to a single internal clock generator issuing the basic 100MHz Base Clock. This clock gen is integrated into P67 motherboard chipset and transmits the clock signal to CPU via DMI bus. This means there's no need for an external clock generator that used to allow completely separate control of all the individual hardware."

 
 

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