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Intel Core i7 has minor memory bug

Posted on Wednesday, October 22 2008 @ 20:13:48 CEST by

FUD Zilla learned at the Intel Developer Forum that there's a small memory bug in Intel's upcoming Core i7 platform, but fortunately it will not affect a lot of people. It's related to the memory slots and Intel calls it the "Population Rule", the chip giant says that because of this bug slot 0 of each memory channel needs to be populated first, if you only drop a memory module in slot 1 your system won't recognize it.
The issue here is that you have to populate what Intel refers to as slot 0 in each of the channels first, as otherwise the system won't recognize the memory. This shouldn't be too much of an issue, unless you're using some exotic kind of CPU cooling that takes up too much space and prevents you from putting your memory modules into those slots.

This is all related to a minor bug or errata as Intel likes to call it in the first generation of Nehalem/Bloomfield processors, but it should be rectified down the road as Intel didn't have enough time to fix the issue straight away.



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