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Intel P965 MB may have issues?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rgkgraphix, 27 Jul 2006.

  1. rgkgraphix

    rgkgraphix What's a Dremel?

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    Anyone heard about problems with Intel's P965LT MB? There is a posting over at Anandtech that states the C-2 stepping supposedly fixed some issues with FSB and Fast Access Memory architecture. It also mentions that the C-2 release won't available until August 9th and that this is not a bios uprade but a complete hardware revision?
     
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    Got a link?
     
  3. Tim S

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    I'm trying to get official word on this

    EDIT: Just spoken to head of PR in the UK, who's also called one of the top mobo guys - neither have heard of the rumours about problems with the P965 silicon that appeared on Anandtech forums. He's going to speak to the chipset guys tonight, but I'm fairly sure that there have been some wires crossed somewhere.
     
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    Is this on Intel brand mobos or the 965 chipset itself?
     
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    chipset itself, apparently.
     
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    Ah, you beat me to it. I found that link last night too. However what does "...all the updated parts are compatible with existing motherboards." mean?

    Does that mean whatever they fixed, or changed is a drop in upgrade of some sort? Or is that statement directed at manufacturers meanaing they do not have to make any design changes?

    hmmmmmmm?


    EDIT: Looks as if that was directed towards manufacturers.
     
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    It's manufacturer specific, but I'm still sceptical about this...
     
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    Over all, what effect does the C-1/C-2 discrepency create? Sorry, I'm not totally clear on this.
     
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    That's the mystery, no one really knows, except for Intel and they ain't talkin'.
     
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    Well according to Anand's benchmarks and testings, the Abit AB9 Pro (P965) showed no real discrepencies when compared to other 965s or 975 boards under normal usage. The benchmarks they ran were all either practically tied or only showed very slight, probably unnoticeable differences.
     

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