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The debate over the virtues and vices of Intel's NEWSPEED.EXE utility has taken a further twist. The Hard OCP boys have received an email from a vendor who has explained what the utility is for. According to the vendor, pre-production PIIs with SIMD on a Seattle mobo has an adjustable clock speed BIOS. But to make use of it, the case needs to be opened, so the utility is a software way of avoiding that fuss and bother. He claims he's clocked 450MHz chips to 550MHz without any special cooling, while clocking it to 600MHz just locks the machine up. Go to Kyle's page for the whole dirt. And go here for our last story and links to previous ones. ®

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