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    Default Intel wants to charge $50 to unlock stuff your CPU can already do



    Hold onto your hyperthreaded horses, because this is liable to whip up an angry mob -- Intel's asking customers to pay extra if they want the full power of their store-bought silicon. An eagle-eyed Engadget reader was surfing the Best Buy shelves when he noticed this $50 card -- and sure enough, Intel websites confirm -- that lets you download software to unlock extra threads and cache on the new Pentium G6951 processor.

    before you unleash your rage in comments, you should know that Intel's just testing it out on this low-end processor in a few select markets for now
    Source: http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/18/i...can-already-d/

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    Hey, maybe the car companies will charge people to "unlock" the steering wheel after they buy as well.



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