Intel fixes Atom C2000 bug with new stepping

Posted on Thursday, Apr 27 2017 @ 15:46 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Over the last couple of months I've reported several times about the issues with the Intel Atom C2000, which seems to be bricking networking products from a wide variety of manufacturers that use this chip. The bug can cause the chip's LPC clock to stop functioning, which basically renders the entire chip useless as it can no longer boot.

Now Intel has rolled out a new Atom C2000 C0 stepping that should fix the AVR54 issue once and for all. Affected chips included the C2308, C2338, C2350, C2358, C2508, C2518, C2530, C2538, C2550, C2558, C2718, C2730, C2738, C2750 and C2758.

If you currently have a device with the Atom C2000 you should check the website of the manufacturer. The only solution is a hardware replacement but be aware that not all vendors are offering decent support for this issue.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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