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Old 11-24-2007, 04:37 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Default Re: Phenom on Newegg

i dont know if a bios fix is going to solve the problem.
i think you will have to wait until the B3 steppings to eliminate the possibility of the TLB problem. but, it doesn't mean that ALL the current chips suffer from the bug. and certainly not everyone maxes out all four cores of their chip. overclocking the cpu past 2.4ghz may increase the chance of the bug presenting itself, but it doesnt guarantee it.
quoted from the inquirer:
"The Translation Lookaside Buffer (TLB) errata is an L3 protocol issue causing a system hang when running certain client workload applications independent of platform. AMD is immediately introducing an updated BIOS which will correct the TLB errata".

This problem was found during speed-binning the B2 revision processors, and this was the cause for the Phenom FX 3.0 GHz delay. It turns out that some CPUs running at 2.4 GHz or above in some benchmarking combinations, while all four cores are running at 100% load, can cause a system freeze.
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