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AMD: We didn’t threaten Athlon overclockers

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AMD: We didn't threaten Athlon overclockers

AMD has clarified its position on Athlon overclocking, saying that while it has no interest in what individual users do with its processors, it is “concerned about people that resell our product when it’s overclocked.”

While AMD admits it sent out letters to companies reselling overclocked Athlons, it denied issuing cease and desist notices or any threats of litigation, as had been reported.

AMD says it is afraid that customers who buy such products might blame them if the technology failed.

In fact, to be overclocked, the Slot A casing of the Athlon chip must be broken, which breaches the product’s implied warranty, the company said.

Read the full report at www.theregister.

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