Violation Type:Attempt to Prevent Overclocking

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Violation Type
OVCLOCK

Attempt to Prevent Overclocking

Violation InstanceViolator
Intel x86 CPUs/OVCLOCKIntel x86 CPUs


A manufacturer institutes technical measures to prevent customers from modifying products to realise higher performance. Often manufacturers would prefer customers to purchase more expensive variants of the product.

Named in relation to attempts to prevent CPU overclocking, but can be used for other categories of product. Closely related to OHANDICAP, and may imply it depending on the implementation.