ID number in Intel Chips

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by NickBarings, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. Intel wanted to introduce in the
    Pentium 3 an identity number to
    track people, what is the situation
    at this moment regarding this
    number ?
  2. It wasn't to track people. It was to ensure authenticity. Thus, you could always go to an Intel website, type in your CPU's ID, and be told if it is a genuine Intel CPU at the advertised clockspeed or a fake, possibly running overclocked. There is no way that ID could have been used to track anyone any more than your MAC address can. There must exist software to grab the ID and a server on the internet to collect this data. Such activity would be very, very obvious and was never planned.