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Dell releases BIOS updates to fix Throttlegate

Posted on Thursday, December 03 2009 @ 21:27:03 CET by

Yesterday I wrote about CPU throttling issues with some Dell laptops, these problems caused quite a stir, especially after Dell started censoring its support forums.

Fortunately some of these issues should now be a thing of the past. Engadget writes today that Dell has released BIOS updates for the Latitude E6400 and E6500 series that should fix the throttling problem. Owners of Studio XPS 1645 and Alienware m15x systems may need to wait a bit longer for a solution.
The issue has been plaguing some users for months, but less than a day after we posted about it Dell had a BIOS update ready for its Latitude E6400 and E6500 series machines, timing that can only be explained as coincidence. Dell also released an update to quiet noisy Seagate drives in a number of its portables, seemingly the same issue that plagued MacBook Pros over the summer -- great news for anyone who hates disks that sound terminal. However, there's still no solution for the Studio XPS 1645 complaints we also reported about, and now we're hearing that the Alienware m15x may be similarly under-clocking itself.



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