Intel to replace 820 chipset mobos

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Intel to replace 820 chipset mobos

Intel said it would replace motherboards using its 820 chipset due to a defective component that can corrupt data or cause computers to unexpectedly reboot.

The problem involves the board’s memory translator hub, which translates signals from memory chips to the chipset, allowing computer makers to use SDRAM memory instead of the more expensive Rambus memory.

While Intel claims that most 820 systems are not affected, one analyst has estimated that 75 percent of the Pentium III systems that contain the 820 chipset also contain the hub.

More details can be found at All Owners of Systems With Intel’s i820 Chipset That Don’t Use RDRAM Yet Will Now Get It For Free From Intel!