Tick, tock – it's overclock time again

Are Celeron's clock locked? Yes they are

Reports on various hardware sites that Celerons are not locked for overclocking are untrue, Intel is insisting. Dr Tom Pabst, who edits Tom's Hardware Page, said he has definitive word from an Intel employee that the current generation of Celeron's do not have overclocking protection built in. But an Intel spokesperson in the UK has re-iterated his warning to enthusiasts that they should not rely on Celerons to be capable of overclocking. He said that at the moment, a number of Celeron processors are available which can be overclocked. But as Intel increases its production, consumers will find chips are prevented from being overclocked. ®

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