Intel Launches "Overclocking Insurance" Program

Andy of Comix Inc

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Apr 2, 2010
MercurySteam said:
Andy Chalk said:
On the other hand, 20 bucks for a three-year license to do stupid things to your PC strikes me as a pretty fair price. Much like overclocking itself, your mileage may vary, but I think I'd go for it.
Stupid? Really? As long as you know what you're doing, there's nothing 'stupid' about overclocking. Intel's Sandybridge processors (which this 'Performance Turning Plan' is designed for) have proved to be great little overclockers and are even heralded as the best thing to come out of Intel's labs since the Core 2 Duos. With proper advice and a little know-how, you can get a decent performance boost, which is anything but stupid. And when you're paying so much to build you're own PC, let's face it, it's the least you deserve.
It is stupid if you end up needing the insurance. I think that's the point they're making.

Strazdas said:
So i guess im the only one in this thread thinking only mad people do over-clocking anyway?
Yes. Because generally it's intelligent people who do it. It's a manufacturer-approved activity (both AMD and Intel have software dedicated to overclocking). It's an enthusiast thing and a healthy part of PC gaming as a hobby. It's not for everyone but hey, what is nowadays?