Monday, January 31, 2011

Intel Product Recall

This in from Intel today "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."

We, of course, do not use this chip set nor do we use the new Intel sandy bridge processor with the video processor on the CPU. This set up not only steals system RAM to run video, like some motherboards with the gpu chip on them, it also steals CPU threads. nice double whammy. Your 8 threaded CPU becomes 6 or 5 threaded and your 6 gig of RAM becomes 4 or 5.

good luck and good gaming
the folks at Psychsoftpc

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