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Intel releases patch for Core 2 Duo & Xeon systems

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  1. Darksaber

    Darksaber W1zzard's Sidekick Staff Member

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    Intel has released a BIOS patch for Windows machines running Core 2 and Xeon 3000/5000 chips that addresses potential unpredictable system behavior. The Microsoft website describes the patch as:
    It is available for all Windows XP, Server 2003 and Vista system, no matter if 32-bit or 64-bit. It does not seem to be critical enough to offer it as a security update and it does require a "Genuine Advantage" check.

    Source: Microsoft Update
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    mullered07 New Member

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    meh dunno what it does, that descriptions a bit vague to say the least but i installed it anyway :toast:
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    I thought it was a performance boost :(
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    I don't see anything on the Microsoft page that implies it is for Core 2 and Xeon 3k/5k chips only.
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    It's not technically only for them, but it's meant for them I'd guess.
    I believe Slashdot had an article yesterday or the day before about the C2D's problems, and about a fix from Intel. I'll see if I can find it and post it.
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    hmm..perhaps its like the AMD Dual core optimizer update for games. Or it makes ocing more stable in the bios and allows a bit higher oc?
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    Yeah, downloaded it. Not really sure what the difference is now...
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    EastCoasthandle New Member

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    People don't update programs like this if you are NOT having a problem. This update does not imply nor suggest a performance boost. :toast:
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    http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=40627

    Even though The Inquirer isn't your most reliable source, it's explained well enough. If your comp has crashed and you got one of them Intels, then this might be your solution.

    I wouldn't know cuz I a all warm and fuzzy with my AMD X2 4200+.:toast:
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    can u post the actual download link ... i seem to be having trouble
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    having trouble here too !! :banghead:

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