How can I avoid TPM? (hardware DRM has a new name)

zeeman

Intel is pushing TPM, the Trusted Platform Module, in order to make the movie studios happy. Basically, it's hardware-integrated DRM that's going to stop people from being able to back up their movies and games, even though the Supreme Court says we have a right to back up the stuff that we buy. How can I avoid getting TPM in the next computer I buy? Is there something I should look for that will warn me whether or not TPM is built into my system?

Tags: intel, MPAA, RIAA
Topic: Hardware
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stephenb
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For now, the only processors I know of which support TPM are Intel's latest CPU's with TXT. If you don't buy a motherboard with TPM and a corresponding cpu with TXT, then the TPM component will not function.

 

You could always run AMD though, and ignore this issue.

 

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