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Intel hit with chipset design flaw in Sandy Bridge rollout
It might affects PCs which are already out there. So if you have a Sandy Bridge MicroP - then contact your retailer to see if you need any repairs.
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Intel said Monday that it discovered a design flaw in a chipset circuit and has “implemented a silicon fix.” The chip giant also said it will work with PC makers to handle returns and repairs.
Specifically, Intel found a design problem in a support chip, the Intel 6 Series, which is code-named Cougar Point. In a nutshell, chipsets with Serial-ATA ports could degrade over time and hurt the performance of hard drives and DVD drives.
This potentially faulty chipset was used in Intel’s latest Core processors, or Sandy Bridge.