Feeds

Dealer sells 1000s of overclocked Celerons – with guarantees

Sherriff's story smokes out the clockomaniacs

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Bridging the IT gap between rising business demands and ageing tools

Intel's thought police are likely to have a fit after it has emerged that a dealer in Italy is selling massively overclocked Celerons -- with his own guarantees. That emerged after a story about the electro-mechanics of overclocking written by Pete Sherriff yesterday. (Overclocking -- just say no) According to the dealer, he has sold 2,000 PCs using 300a Celerons clocked to 450MHz or more and tested in the last six months. He has provided guarantees to his customers and claims that only two pieces have been returned, and that because people tried to run the machines at over 2.6 volts. He said: "Overclocking is our customer business. Instead of buying a cpu at $300-400, they buy a cpu at us$ 100 and have better performance. If after ten months it doesn't work, they'll buy another one, and have only lost $100. He pointed out: "If you bought a Pentium III/450 in March, you saw the price decrease every two months. After ten months you have lost much more than $100 and you also have an old CPU." He is now contemplating extending his unique business model to AMD parts, he added. An Intel representative said: "Intel has a very clear position on this, we spend a lot of resources on ensuring we deliver high quality products, a key element to this is testing that a processor reliably operates at its specific frequency. By overclocking your processor you can potentially damage your processor and/or motherboard whilst also invalidating any warranty offered by Intel. "Customers need to be aware that they are sacrificing reliability for the sake of a few dollars! With the current 466Mhz Celeron Processor costing $99 and a 500Mhz Pentium III Processor costing $251, we offer excellent performance suite all budgets - and with a warranty." ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple ran off to IBM
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Nadella: Apps must run on ALL WINDOWS – PCs, slabs and mobes
Phone egg, meet desktop chicken - your mother
HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs
SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner
Samsung threatens to cut ties with supplier over child labour allegations
Vows to uphold 'zero tolerance' policy on underage workers
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.