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Windows 7: Intel Discloses Chip Glitch


31 Jan 2011   #1

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Intel Discloses Chip Glitch

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Semiconductor leader Intel (INTC: 21.16, -0.34, -1.60%) revealed on Monday it found a glitch in the design of its newly-released Intel 6 Series support chip, hurting the tech bellwether's sales by $300 million.
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31 Jan 2011   #2

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Let me see if i get this straight...

Which chips are we talking about, the news isn't very clear or my eyes are REALLY tired and i can't process the information xD
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31 Jan 2011   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Let me see if i get this straight...

Which chips are we talking about, the news isn't very clear or my eyes are REALLY tired and i can't process the information xD

Im not that much into Intel like i was with the P4 but sounds like it might be the Sandy bridge stuff or maybe im just wrong alltogether
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31 Jan 2011   #4

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that's what i thought, the first thing that came to my mind was "sandy brigdes" but then i re-read the article and "Intel 6 Series", have no idea what that means hehehe..

EDIT: nopes, i just read a latin article, Intel 6 Series: P67/H67..

The glitch it's in the Chipset, wow. that'll cost some bucks
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31 Jan 2011   #5

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Great. I wonder what this will mean for my new P67 board.

To answer the question above, it doesn't refer to their processors, but the 6x seris Northbridge chips that support the Sandy Bridge processors.
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31 Jan 2011   #6

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It'll mean that your SATA devices will degrade at some point, but like, really faster that others

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As part of ongoing quality assurance, Intel Corporation has discovered a design issue in a recently released support chip, the Intel® 6 Series, code-named Cougar Point, and has implemented a silicon fix. In some cases, the Serial-ATA (SATA) ports within the chipsets may degrade over time, potentially impacting the performance or functionality of SATA-linked devices such as hard disk drives and DVD-drives. The chipset is utilized in PCs with Intel’s latest Second Generation Intel Core processors, code-named Sandy Bridge. Intel has stopped shipment of the affected support chip from its factories. Intel has corrected the design issue, and has begun manufacturing a new version of the support chip which will resolve the issue. The Sandy Bridge microprocessor is unaffected and no other products are affected by this issue.
The company expects to begin delivering the updated version of the chipset to customers in late February and expects full volume recovery in April.
I can't add the link because it's a latin article, this is the only english bit of it hehe. sorry about that
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31 Jan 2011   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Let me see if i get this straight...

Which chips are we talking about, the news isn't very clear or my eyes are REALLY tired and i can't process the information xD
It is quite clear which chips:

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The tech company said it believes “relatively few customers” were impacted by the issue because systems with the affected chips have only been shipping since January 9. The only systems sold to an end customer potentially impacted are Second Generation Core i5 and Core i& quad core based systems, Intel said.
Second gen Core i-series are Sandy Bridge chips.
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31 Jan 2011   #8

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31 Jan 2011   #9

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Nop, i think that article doesn't explain too much itself, Intel 6 Series is: P67/H67 Chipsets, the processors are OK
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31 Jan 2011   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Nop, i think that article doesn't explain too much itself, Intel 6 Series is: P67/H67 Chipsets, the processors are OK
Well if you know the 6 series is the chipset, then you know it's that and not the processor.
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