Critical update for Intel Core CPUs is out

@ 2007/06/27
We learned that the affected CPUs are the Core 2 Duo E4000/E6000, Core 2 Quad Q6600, Core 2 Xtreme QX6800, QX6700 and QX6800.

In the mobile world, people with the Core 2 Duo T5000 and T7000 need to visit Microsoft's site, while the server guys will want to use motherboard BIOSes if they do not rely on Microsoft Windows operating systems.

The affected servers are Xeon 3000, 3200, 5100 and 5300s - or just about every model from the second generation of Core marchitecture.

Comment from Kougar @ 2007/06/27
Does this mean the G-0 Revision Core 2 Duos and Core 2 Quads had this fixed, then?
Comment from jmke @ 2007/06/27
Yup, saw it on Slashdot too

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I did some digging around, and it actually looks like this is a patch for a bug in the Translation Lookaside Buffer (TLB) that was discovered back in April. Microsoft has released a patch for people running current versions of Windows (Vista, XP, and server 2003) but if you're running anything else then you will have to get a new BIOS update to resolve the issue. If you check the major hardware vendors web sites (HP, IBM, etc) the are offering patches to their system ROMs regardless of the OS.
Comment from Wrigleyvillain @ 2007/06/27
Slashdot post:

http://hardware.slashdot.org/article...52246&from=rss

Some better info in the comments, as usual.
Comment from Wrigleyvillain @ 2007/06/27
Googled xtremesystems for "core 2 patch" and the following thread is the first result but I can't get to it (which can happen with this forum):

www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?referrerid=20037&t=149420
Comment from thorgal @ 2007/06/27
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Originally Posted by jmke View Post
nobody knows what it patches
Indeed : WTF is the problem ????
Comment from jmke @ 2007/06/27
nobody knows what it patches
Comment from Sidney @ 2007/06/27

 

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