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Patch for Intel chips quietly released

It appears that a fix for what might be some significant issues in many of Intel's most recent processors has been quietly released. Details on it are scant, other than that it's being billed as a "reliability update."

According to The Inquirer, the affected CPUs are the Core 2 Duo E4000/E6000, Core 2 Quad Q6600, Core 2 Xtreme QX6800, QX6700, and QX6800.

There are no indications that Apple users are affected. AMD processors are unaffected, of course. Otherwise, if you have a Core CPU-based machine, go to this link to download the update or to read up more on what this is all about.

Any speculation on what it might be? Join the discussion.


Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

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