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AMD Phenom Broken? - PCstats.com AMD Phenom Broken?
Thu, December 06 2007 | 4:44PM | PermaLink Feedback?

Primotechnology talks about the new EVE Online patch which kills WindowsXP. This is a ncie mouse, Virtual Hideout posts its review on the Logitech G9 laser gaming mouse. Hardcoreware says the AMD Phenom is broken.

When AMD launched Phenom at lower-than-expected clock speeds, they told us that the 2.4 GHz was affected by an error that caused data corruption and instability.

As it turns out, ALL Phenoms are affected by this problem, and the only way to fix it is to update the microcode via a BIOS update. This update disables part of the L3 cache, and causes a 40-50% drop in L3 performance.

FULL STORY @ Archived from HARDCOREWARE
http://www.hardcoreware.net/amd-phenom-is-broken-costs-a-14-performance-hit-to-fix/
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