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Software locks are a growing trend. Thus watch more people do their best to break them. Legal or not it will be broken.
thank U! oh mighty ''bruised'' one!! careful !!
if it isn't a Hardware lock people will find a way
Haha AMD sucks
@Undefined NaN Correct, like microsoft's private key leak a few years ago. But it sort of murky's the used market, some might be locked, some not, there's no way to tell.
@Jacksalssome possibly, but modern CPUs are so complicated that there's almost certainly a workaround (although I'm pretty certain that major OEMs like Dell, HP, Acer, ASUS, and obviously Lenovo will _never_ use any workarounds). Depending on where [in this case probably in the PSP], when [what code, if any, does the PSP run prior to this check], and how the check is performed, it could be vulnerable to a variety of attacks, ranging from simple software techniques like providing "malicious" firmware images or activating debug code all the way to extremely powerful hardware-based techniques like voltage or clock glitching (often too complicated and impractical for general purposes, but there is the Xbox 360 reset glitch hack). Or AMD _might_ be able to release firmware that fixed this, if they were _forced_ to.
locking down the CPU is so stupid. Apparently Lenovo has decided that reusing things is just an awful idea and that silicon is much better off in a landfill rather than in another PC once Lenovo's low quality motherboard dies. The fact that it is Ryzen is especially insulting since Ryzen chips have such a wide range of motherboard and chipset compatibility, making them an ideal candidate for refurb PCs in the future. Guess I won't be buying from or recommending Lenovo in the future.
I think Lenovo is going to grow larger than IBM definitely because they know how to do business. You need some kinds of planned obsolescence in order to keep milking your customer base every few years. Many other large techs also are doing the same thing too. According to western economic theories, the goal of a company is to make money, not to protect the earth. Lenovo apparently is the golden model of what a great company should be.
@Victory is God's. yeah, all modern laptop CPUs are soldered. The last time laptops had socketed CPUs was third gen i7, after that they have been soldered ever since.I still use my studio 1737 laptop that originally cam e with a t6400 and since the CPU is socketed you could almost double the performance upgrading to a t9600 or even t9900.
@Skeledog big sad moment of realization...
@Victory is God's. well mobile CPUs are going to be soldered to the board anyway so its not like you are going to be swapping the CPU to a different motherboard.
Locking up the CPU is really stupid. When company computers are finally retired, the ones with an issue are scrapped for parts that end up back on the secondary market - mostly the CPUs. But this makes them useless and you have to throw them out. Can't wait for them to blast how green they are since this is a super not green move.
@dead meme some of them yeah, like disney
I do apologise if I lack intelligence here, But how can locking down a CPU be classed as a security measure by Lenovo? No personal information from your system is stored on the CPU?? If someone what's your info, They will have to take the hard drive or take the whole PC anyway lol. I bet I am missing something...
@TJ HedgeScout By "the woke" you mean corporations?
@Winger I used to like Lenovo too it's a shame that are going this far, but to be fair their desktops are rarely if ever used by consumers and are typically used in offices as it's a small segment for them compared to laptop sales. It is still a waste and entirely malicious though considering how rare physical attacks especially ones of this level are. You would have to have access to a PCmachine and know it's CPU compatibility beforehand even as someone who works in Datacenters the amount of failures that would need to happen before this is absurd and shouldn't really be worried about. Much less enabled by default for unsuspecting users! SMH
TLDR: Ryzen processors used in Lenovo PCs will have no part value unless used with other Lenovo. Wait till someone sells you a locked processor on eBay....
@Holly Hsieh do you swap cpus on any laptop, phone, or tablet? Probably not. But iMacs have had swappable cpus for a long time. Besides, you _can_ swap the CPU in their phones just fine, and in their MacBooks. They’re just soldered in.
@Holly Hsieh Yes I was pointing out the same thing as you. It's moot. Just about no one replaces the cpu in a phone because of the cost of parts and labor are pretty much guaranteed to outweigh the cost of the phone. I was pointing out that what Lenovo is doing in this case is pretty much worse because of not even apple does this with their desktops.
@Infernal Daedra uh as you see i was reply to something talking about phone -.-
I thought that you can't even use em on a different Lenovo? I thought they are literally locked to that ONE system.
My 2013 Lenovo laptop got the wifi card busted. I bought another intel branded genuine one, but after putting it on, the damn laptop refused to boot because it was not the wifi card it authorized. So, this news doesn't surprise me. They've always had this draconian apple-like policies on repairability
@Feng yes a USB WiFi adapter works. I forgot I had tried it with my phone as a USB hotspot but I had a different laptop to use so I ended up using that instead of dropping more cash (I had already spent like $35 on the other adapter). But after talking about the story I ended up ordering a USB adapter off amazon and it's on my desk waiting for me to try and bring it back to life (I had left it all unscrewed and wires disconnected when I was troubleshooting it.)
@Watsp me🎚️❶❹❷❹❷❷❾❷❷❷❻ wtf
@Perregrinne I have a 2013 ideapad z500 and it's just a usual Compal chassis, nothing locked down, even supports dual link displays of arbitrary resolution, in spite of stock display, the only available for the model, being single link. Replacement parts can be gotten through a number of local distributors, service manual is publicly accessible, and the schematic is available if you dig well enough for it. My attempt at retrofitting an extra msata SSD socket was thwarted by a slightly opaque layout (not quite as opaque as ASUS) and lack of boardview, but I did succeed at a power repair. I would probably succeed at msata as well eventually if I tried harder though, but at some point I didn't want to keep torturing a potentially barely alive board.I think locking things down was a ThinkPad thing, but luckily the bios hacking scene flourished.
@Perregrinne definitely. Had a lenovo legion y530 and motherboard died. Sent it to repair and the price to another boars was 720 plus tax (20 smthng percent) due to gpu and cpu soldered to motherboard. Never lenovo again
Wow, I thought Lenovo was better than this.What this does to reusability and avoiding trash is severely understated..I can't wait for Gamers Nexus to seriously shit on that decision.Screw you Lenovo!
@Auturgic Flosculator Logitechs keyboards are spillproof (spillproof, not waterproof mind you), the only other brands that comes to mind for reliability is Panasonic's Toughbook brand but that's a whole different level
@Shíshǒu INTP-A Mouse nipple was IBM, 40 or so years ago. "Spillproof" keyboards have been around in one form or another about as long, though the majority have been prohibitively expensive or not as spillproof as marketed. I believe Raytheon is still the only manufacturer with a truly waterproof casing, though there might be something in research fields I'm unaware of. Lenovo *is* standard crap. The primary "good reasons" I can think of for Lenovo's market share are that they're well-diversified, they run ads like crazy, they keep a truly mind-boggling load of product in stock at all times, and they were well-positioned to supply the massive demand that COVID presented. Each to their own perceptions~
@Auturgic Flosculator the mouse nipple, spillproof keyboards on laptops, way higher durability than any of that standard crap, just to name a few.Pretty much all businesses and education institutions use Lenovo hardware for good reasons
@Hash Hacker Jack Ma's about the least creepy billionaire I can think of.
I can't think of anything particularly good or innovative that Lenovo's ever done, and they're a massive corporation. Surprised by your surprise.
by far the best channel ever, quick, short, and funny. Riley and the other writers and editors deserve a huge round of applause! 👏👏
Instead of a round of applause, I'd suggest a square of applause.
Lazers on planes.........sounds like The End series by Tim Lahaye is coming true 🤙
It's great for bite sized info delivered in an entertaining way but very based
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And a raise
Ever since the spyware fiasco Lenovo had, I never bought a Lenovo computer and it looks like I'll continue that practice.
@Sora Granda yes apart from asus, I've heard horrible things about almost every brands these days
@Happiness All chips in any laptop or PC have this, unless you're using something from 10 years ago lol. Chance is you're using windows anyways so not like it matters.
Yes same here.
@internet explorer For the price?, That depends, I buy one with a Ryzen 4500U and it's fantastic so far, not an issue, maybe you were just unlucky... Though, I can imagine there might be models with issues, as with every other brand (and trust me, I have my shared of terrible products from MSI, HP and Dell, Asus is the only one that it seems "better" overall than their competition).
@Sora Granda lenovo ideapads have pretty bad build quality
I'm happy Colton still hosts from time to time even though he's no longer with LMG
@Robert McMahon exactly, Channel super fun is the AR OVA’s, when will people understand
@qwertyferus channel super fun isn't cannon though.
@qwertyferus No, I haven't
@Nolram Have you seen the latest Channel Super Fun video? He quit in that. (In addition to always getting fired.)
@william Squibb OHHH, the "You are fired colton !" joke?
Let's hope the EU sues Lenovo for intentionally creating e-waste.
@RKBock Well the other case is way more than a mere annoyance in the grand scheme of things but alright. I get you.
@ScrinGeneral17 I wanted to point out that this case is different because it creates e-waste and not just an annoyance...edit: and it also wasn't really serious.
@RKBock What was the point of your first comment then? I didn't bunch spyware in as creating e-waste. It was just bad communication on my part but you understood so what is the point?
@ScrinGeneral17 I understood your first comment as "they won't sue them. They've already ignored them when they were found guilty of installing spyware"
@RKBock I was trying to emphasize a different point in my first comment. I meant that they should be sued for both. You misunderstood. Meh man they're terrible in every way at the end of the day.
Netflix is going in my "get a month when one of the two shows I watch releases new episodes" tier of streaming services.
I've been there for years now
I have a friend's login but honestly just pirate everything.That said, I'd rather support Netflix than any other streaming service because I hate that you have to pay for 10 different ones now. I'd rather keep it centralized.
netflix already sucks now its worse
it’s the pirate’s life for me
@Allen Queen And those of us that want to binge like it that way!
I totally agree with Skeledog and Jakub Vacek. Lenovo overthinks the chip shortage and e-waste, and I don't get why Ryzen cpus has the platform secure boot feature in the first place, its like they are encouraging companies such as lenovo right now to make the silicon shortage worse than it already is.
Ryzen shares parts with Epyc. The share of funcion comes as a consequence. This reduces costs actually, so yaay?
Its for server security. I looked it up and it seems to be designed to authenticate the ROM(built in storage on mobo with boot instructions) on every boot. Lenovo just misusing it.
Locking down CPUs? I will be sure to tell my friends to not to buy their products.Switching around parts is one of the good things in the PC,but in the name of profit, they decided it must go. Hope it wont start a trend.
Gotta love how so many people at LMG got really good at being on video to the point that they can present vids like this. Kudos
@Max Broomfield I forgot about that. Again. And again... :P
Colton doesn’t work at LMG anymore…
When Netflix makes all of this additional content, you know it's gonna be great. I feel like we're back in the cable TV era of "500 channels and nothing is on"
But now you get to pay $15 a month for each channel individually!
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Well Lenovo has just lost thousands of my dollars, and I'm sure many others as well. I was looking into buying a new laptop and their price to performance and design is usually good.
@Manas You definitely can. "You just need more flux." © Louis Rossmann
@NEGATE We vote with our dollars every time we buy things. Good for you. Planned obsolescence and anti-consumer tactics really suck
@NEGATE but everybody knows that 2021 legion laptops are the best in the market, u can buy asus zephyrus laptops in 2022 tho, they look really good
@Manas For most laptops with BGA chips, you typically can't. That's not why I'm refusing to buy it, it's because of their decision to do so. I don't want to support companies who are anti-consumer and generating future e-waste in the process.
lol u cant remove laptop chips anyway
“It’s not that big a price increase…. Oh well they are getting more content.” That’s what they say every year they raise the price a dollar. Soon each streaming service will cost the price of OG cable providers and it will be the same situation we had in the early 2000s. Att vs Verizon, etc.
@Hack Berry I have a 4K TV, but no 4K content, I would be hard pressed to tell the difference without a huge TV (Have 50"). I have good eyes, and value desktop and laptop resolution as an extreme priority. Maybe I try one month for science. I could see having it on a huge TV, or projector, but I don't have that kind of money. My uncle has a 110" projector screen, I can definitely see pixels at 1080p, though it is less noticeable for video. Issue is the RGB motion blur from DLP.
@Xeridea I was thinking of the $15 tier which still doesn’t give you 4k and only the increase since the last hike but you’re correct, it’s still a subsidized loss, netflix is still a bargain
Netflix started out $8, now $10, accounting for inflation, you are actually getting a discount. A slight increase for HD or 4K, but the library has grown massively. Their library was a bit sparse 12 years ago.
@sultanofsickearly 2000s was $130 a month for TV service, netflix is $15 a month, at an increase of $1.50 every 2 years which is the difference since their last price hike that’s a hell of a long way off before the 2 are comparable
Soon? We are already in the same spot as the early 2000s. We're pretty much at the point you're paying a monthly subscription for each thing you want to watch.
_You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have planes with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads!_ - Dr. Evil
@Guestimator what do I pay your people for. Honestly.
+BakersTuts "Sir I am sorry, we could only get you these golf carts with metal spikes attached onto them in a such short notice"
Just solder the chip down at this point if you're going to do this. I could see this being done with soldered down chips as they can't be replaced anyways.
They can atleast older ones.. this is how I recovered a duo long ago from a dying laptop.
Well, I used to like my Lenovo laptop. Actually felt it's the best I've ever owned. Shame. Now I'm never considering them until this decision is reversed. Not even in the used market.
Y'all should've stopped buying when they started installing spyware on their laptops.
My IdeaPad S340 has been great, these last couple of years (but I still love my Latitude E6420 better). It's been waaaaay less trouble than the Dell Inspiron 3501 I got for 2.5X the Ideapad's price (and it died twice in under 2 months). Dell and Lenovo might now be on my blacklist. I might consider HP or Gateway. Walmart had a fantastic deal last black friday for a refurb Gateway laptop, ~$330, with an i5-1135G7, 16GB, 512GB SSD. My dad got one, and it's worked fine so far. If anyone has had a Gateway previously, I'm curious how long it lasted.
Yeah, Thinkpads were great, Inhave a T430 which is really good for its price, great build quality and can be custmized a ton, I am thinking of buying a new laptop maybe in june but this made me not consider Lenovo, or maybe I will get a used one
Lenovo: don't put the salt in the pepper shaker, put it directly into your wounds!
Good luck getting your Volta, ordered one over three weeks ago. They're estimating 45-60 day wait times for delivery. Due to pandemic staffing and lockdowns.
Why do people want braided cables anyway? They trap/collect dirt and cannot be cleaned readily. A smooth jacket is way better.
@uiop uiop probably is. There's so many companies selling magnetic cables, heck the generic ones are super cheap. Also I doubt their "DUraBiLity" claims, ofc a wire can hold heavy objects, the thing that actually breaks quickly are the ports.
@Asa the new pricing is absurdly high
Same situation here, but I don't even have shipping estimates.
I don't know how y'all fit so much chemistry on camera and fun in like 8 minutes of tech news. I love this show tbh.
I didn't see him do any chemistry. I was hoping to see a cool reaction, but he didn't even balance an equation.
fun fact: anti-missile tech on civilian airplanes is a sad truth, especially in more war-ridden areas. each of Air Egypt’s airliners are equipped with flares and chaff and have allegedly had to deploy them many times.
I'll be happy to see a link to a reliable source for this claim because as far as I know they do not use such systems. I can only assume that you've confused Egyptair with El Al, the Israeli airline that does use such a system on some of it's planes. It was installed after an attempt to shoot down an Arkia plane (another Israeali airline) after it took off from Mombasa in Kenya. The missile missed but Israel began to develop an anti missile system for civil aircraft. It was also installed on Arkia and Israir aircraft. The system was sold to other countries but I couldn't find any mention of it installed one any known carrier aircraft, including the ones of Egyptair.
@sultanofsick These sorts of defensive lasers have been used by the military for quite some time, for example Air Force One (VC-25)!
@Perregrinne Few things are as cool as lasers.
@sultanofsick "Airborne lasers" (ABL) have actually been around for years (I think as early as 1981, according to Wikipedia's page on "Airborne Laser"). For example, the YAL-1A was mounted on a Boeing 747-400F (also according to Wikipedia). I'm sure chaff and flares could be cheaper (not sure how much space/weight they occupy), but they're certainly not as cool as a laser.
Well, looks like Lenovo is opting to give their consumer base to their competition.
AMD is just as much culprit
@Feng hp and dell are terrible examples to use with all the other shady things they do especially dell but yea if I was going to a higher end laptop it would a framework because I very much want to support right to repair just don't have alot of options in the low end for that
@Zachary Dacus I think Dell and HP also provided some basic service manuals Sure it's nowhere near frameworkAnd yeah, Asus did indeed tell, but not before social media did it's thing
@Bassam salim most of the laptops I buy are very budget since I have a gaming desktop but I have the Intel version of the flipbook and it's seems durable I dropped in from truck (about 3ft up) on accident onto the concrete and only have some small dents and scratches
@Feng pretty much the only company that does release those things is frame book which is out of my price range for a laptop (less than 500) pretty sure asus did eventually say what it was and I buy their laptops because they are durable and have decent specs for the price
I will not buy this Volta cable until I see Linus review it using the test machine. I demand sponsors get tested for quality first.
1:50 the Series S is readily available in most places compared to the Series X and PS5 so I don’t really see an issue here. Sure SONY is still putting out PS4s but it’s definitely worth getting a Series S if you’re desperate for a console then a PS5/Series X further down the line.
honestly, why would Lenovo even go this length? Companies will buy new anyways, and consumers will only shy away from them due to these practices.
@flameshana9 But Apple serves it with it's own OS and has people locked in stronger. If you switch from Lenovo to Dell, HP, MSI, Asus, Gygabyte, whoever - you don't have to change your OS and software preferences at all. Apple has the position of power. Lenovo gain it's lead by having the largest stockpile of unsold personal computers right before the pandemic and shortage hit.
Chromebooks are a thing
@Aravind Pallippara but the Thinkpad is a tank, who builds something like it?#
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@flameshana9 for apple it may work - they are a status symbol most of the time than a useful product.So the features or lack thereof doesn't really matters as much to end consumers - Lenovo however is directly in competition with msi, asus, gigabyte, asrock and even dell when it comes to their productsThey start removing features, consumers will go elsewhere
You know what? Don't fire Colton. Today's episode was legit fun.Thanks Colton.
It’s good to see you around having fun Colton :)
Just to clarify the FedEx anti-missile lasers. They don't destroy the missile, just confuse the IR seekers. This concept has been in use on many military aircraft for some time. Think of them as a more high tech version of decoy flares essentially (which FedEx could in theory also install on their planes if they wanted to and the FAA allowed them to).
I love how countries can do crap like that and not face any meaningful consequences but if a single person does it they are screwed.
Is it just me, or is this TechLinked video 10x funnier than usual? Colton & Riley had me dying 😂
Sure AMD designed that for server security, that it hinders the second-hand market of their products is just a coincidence 🙄
I freaking love tech news.
Love these quick bites of tech news since I don't have time to keep up with all the tech news!
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Lenovo recently won me over with their 2022 laptop, they've lost me forever with locking down public hardware
I'm so glad TechLinked picked up Colton. He's a solid dude, LTT made a huge mistake letting him go.
Did Colton leave ltt? I thought techlinked was ltt..
really sad to see lenovo going this way, my first pc was a second hand lenovo thinkcentre with a single core pentium. Through in a core2duo and an hd7770 and it was a decent low end gaming rig for just over 40 quid total. I still have it and use it for rando things cuz it is reliable since it runs windows 7 installed. Because of this i have always had a soft spot for lenovo machines since i know they will just work. I dont know why they would block cpu replacements but im sure its somthing to do with making it impossible to upgrade so you have to buy a new pc when its old.
They always seem to have so much fun making these
So glad to see Colton visiting his previous job. My heart was really broken when he got fired.... again
Lenovo's antics with locking down CPUs and preloading spyware/vulnerabilities really doesn't help with the reputation that Chinese-operated IT techs can't be trusted.
I am impressed, Colton came a looong way, congrats!
Actually thank AMD of this existing in first place. Lenovo just been doing this for wifi cards long time with stupid bios locks.
3:46 I was able to adjust that BCLK on a ton of older Intel CPUs, so nothing special unless they disabled it since then (LGA 775 time)
Thank you Lenovo! I really mean it. AMD products just aren't even that great anyway.
Wow ordered VOLTA cables recently had huge price increase two weeks ago I bought Spar cable for 21 USD and now it's 32. No wonder they still haven't shipped my order. I fear that they will just cancel it at this point
I highly recommend any type of magnetic charge cables for your PC headset and controllers
It’s useless if the internal wires are so fragile they break after a year…
I bought a lenovo years ago and it had a thermal limit of 65 degrees set. Imagine that user experience..
It's like a reminder that we don't own anything we buy... thanks lenovo!
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Of all the magnetic cables I’ve used the cable part has never been the issue, always the tips and magnetic end of cable not transferring power anymore 😭
I'd say I'd boycott Lenovo over this, but how can you boycott someone you never buy from in the first place?
It's time for organized protest. Group buy Retail SKU AMD Ryzens, put into Lenovo systems, 'press V at startup', verify 'bricked status', mass RMA to AMD for a Retail SKU not working in a Retail Motherboard under Warranty. When AMD starts denying RMAs, Class Action suit. They NEED to *feel* this is wrong.
There's very little we can do as consumers other than simply not buy Lenovo products. It's possible the EU may take an issue with this, but even then it will take years before they actually do anything about it because it's going to be difficult to formulate what exactly they can and can't do with this. Microsoft Pluton makes for a very legitimate reason to implement the ability to tie certain hardware together and the line between security and anti-consumer BS can be blurry there. And obviously lobbyists are going to be trying to argue that no matter how they implement it, it's always just for security.
@sultanofsick f the law
All good and nice till everyone loses the lawsuit
From my end PSB does look like it is a good thing for Laptops/PC since they can get stolen or being hacked by law enforcement. PSB would ensure they can not just rip the keys in another machine
I DEFINITELY won't be buying anything Lenovo after that vendor lock-in b.s! & I would advise anyone else to steer clear too!They can get in the sea with that ridiculousness!
Went in with Lenovo's shit decision to lock CPU. Came out with FedEx planes with lasers. Boy what a rollercoaster lol
A tech report of one of those sanity booth would be something I’d watch
I'm calling it now, Nvidia will do the same thing on their next driver update to prevent people from using mining cards
Spywares, nasty bugs and lockdown now ? Avoid Lenovo at all cost !
I've sworn off Lenovo a few years back. It's a nightmare when things go wrong. Never again.
What if the MB breaks... your throwing away a perfectly good CPU as well?
It's wild that so many older browsers fail but yet the command line browser you find in almost every Linux distro still works just fine for majority of the internet. Not the best at formatting for pages that don't follow good practices but plenty usable.
You know on the one hand that anti missle thing would make plane rides safer against missles. On the other hand it might cause more hijacking in order to try and steal such technology because I am sure that it's probably secret.
The laser thing is hilarious and understandable at the same time😅😂
You guys def topped off the video with the lasers this time 😂👍
That CPU lock was needed back when case locks were needed
So basically doing the opposite toward the Right To Repair. Time to ditch Lenovo
I'm starting to consider that while my data is secure, my wallet is in grave and immediate danger
I think you did a great job Sir :)
Please make a bigger video on the cpu lockdown !!!
I approve of FedEx having anti-air pirate measures
Hei LTT, the much bigger point from the DerBauer video, was that he did overclock the 12400 non-K to 5.2GHz all core, just wanted to point that out 🙂
I like how Colton reading the prompter sounds like a guy practicing his stand-up on an open-mic night. "And what's the deal with airline food?!"
4:00 wasnt that always the case? That non K cpu can be overclocked but just at bclk?It was less effektive but it was there, at least in the past.
Awsome video and love to hear the Tech news
Thank you Lenovo, for erasing any chance of me buying a new PC from you.
Small correction: Amazon was threatening to stop accepting Visa Credit cards, they would still accept Visa Debit cards
5:38Heck, a couple years ago I tried going on the internet using Windows XP SP1 and had the same result. Even Google wouldn't let me in because I was deemed a security threat.
I would have thought intel would come up with such a feature but AMD? They turn more and more into intel
I havent' watched this in a while. But it really seems to have come a ways. It's really great!
Ryzen locking CPU's nice way to evade right to repair.
wait. what is the security benefit of locking CPU? Prevent swapping it with unpatched microcode?
Locking the CPU isn't "pro security", it's "anti consumer".This is 100% only to make (independant) repairs harder or impossible.Everyone who says anything else is an idiot.
Wow Lenovo, in the current climate with Right to Repair, whoever made that decision should be fired immediately
Glad I don't buy Lenovo today. For some strange reason, one of their laptops I bought nearly 5 years ago, went even slower than my MediaGX Compaq desktop the sooner I installed _any_ software on it.
I don’t know if it’s obvious and I’m just missing it or something, but how is locking a CPU to a certain machine improving security?
In this specific case, it doesn't. It's just a BS justification for implementing the feature.
Could totally be wrong on this, but I thought there was some issue with Volta cables? Am I thinking of another cable company? Are Volta's good?
Can someone explain how locking a cpu so it only works in the board it came in is a security feature?
Second hand market is loathed by manufacturers - a move severely crippling that for this specific line of Ryzen CPUs. Isn’t this Lenovo actually also shooting in AMD’s foot doing this?
@ZipplyZane So how people who want to buy used CPU,is any sort of problem for AMD? They not AMD costumers in first place. And no, not everyone would go straight to Intel if they can't buy used AMD CPU. First of all they will rather buy used Intel CPU,duh. Or maybe go for new - now it's for them to decide what to buy, not for you. And some will pick new AMD CPU,some will get Intel. And this is still more sales for AMD.You make no sense,and also create fake arguments - no one was talking about "AMD lock all their CPUs".
@Steelmor I'm saying that, if someone can't find a used AMD CPU, they'll just buy an Intel CPU. And if they are forced to buy a new CPU, why would they buy from AMD who screwed them over?Thus I can't see how it would appreciably increase AMD sales if they lock all their CPUs.
@ZipplyZane Because of what? This only a problem for used market,not for buying new CPU.
@Steelmor Why would it do that, when you could just buy from AMD's competitor?
Shooting in AMD's foot? They disrupt used market - which forces more sales for new products.
Crazy to see they brought Colton back to host Techlinked after he's been fired for so long
I've always disliked Colton for some reason. Maybe the 'we fired Colton' references or other videos casting him off as being kind of an A hole were just inside jokes that I never caught onto or went over my head. After this video I'm blown away by how funny and likeable he is. Anyways, I'm happy to have had my mind changed! Great video and content once again :)
@Colton Potter I see you have 69 subscribers on your empty channel. Nice!
I've usually thought of him as more "serious business" but had the same reaction you did. Seems like a really good host personality.
This wasn't my finest work but I completely understand and appreciate it!
If you're going to lock your CPUs into your systems, you might as well just stop offering socketed chips in your lineup and move to soldered, IMO. I mean why offer full socketed desktop parts instead of, say, Ryzen-U or Ryzen-H soldered platforms if you're locking the CPU to the hardware anyways?Locking a socketed CPU to a specific system takes away the whole point of offering a socketed platform in the first place.
We heard this almost a year ago. Literally at the end of multi mil deal for an Ent. Changed to HP. It doesn't make sense with all the future issues
Unintended side effect: If you have a Lenovo board, CPU upgrades on the secondary market will be cheap AF
I love how if it was an intel processor, everyone would be talking smack about intel.
I think as soon as prices go up in Germany, I'm going to cancel Netflix. I'm watching too much Netflix anyway and this would be the perfect justification. Also, there is simply not many good and interesting series for me left. There were many price increases in recent years, and sometimes it has to end.
sony has always continued producing the previous gen console well into the next gen consoles life cycle.
amd in a nutshell, having the ability to lock down their cpusjust like how china locks down information.ooh wait..
Hardware locks should be made illegal ASAP.All big corpos are taking about how environmentally conscious they are right now, yet this is just going to make thousands of not millions of perfectly functional CPUs go into a landfill instead of being reused for possibly decades by enthusiasts, all amid an ongoing chip shortage.