Luke M wrote:
Just one question. Why?
Seriously...the CPU maker goes to a lot of trouble to determine the maximum safe clock. Why mess with it? What's the point?
Well there's one clear error here. The cpu maker does not determine maximum safe clock. They determine some sort of clock they want to sell chips at along with some binning. Otherwise chips would not be easily overclocked by 25% or more. Or the fact intel makes K-series chips that only make sense to buy IF you overclock. And the point is simple, speed. What other point is there?
You have no way of knowing whether the chip you buy was factory underclocked to meet a marketing demand or not. For obvious reasons, the CPU maker isn't going to tell you.
Speed for what? What can you do with a 4Ghz CPU that you can't do with a 3.8Ghz CPU?