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Submission + - Intel wants to charge $50 to unlock stuff your CPU (

MBCook writes: "Turnkey CPU upgrades aren't just for mainframes any more. According to Engadget, OEMs (including Gateway) are selling computers with the Intel Pentium G6951, which can have extra cache and hyper-threading enabled through a $50 software unlock called Intel Upgrade Service."
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Intel wants to charge $50 to unlock stuff your CPU

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