Gateway heeft de levering van 1GHz Thunderbird systemen hervat, meldt Techweb. Vorige maand werden stabiliteitsproblemen ondekt, die zoals nu blijkt werden veroorzaakt door een brakke moederplank. Om het probleem te ondervangen werden de 1GHz systemen tijdelijk geleverd met 1GHz Athlon Classic CPU's:
Gateway has isolated and solved the problem associated with its 1-GHz "Select" PCs, the company said Monday.
[...] Earlier this month, Gateway replaced the Thunderbird processors, which contain on-chip cache memory, with so-called "classic" Athlons that lack the integrated cache. The company said it had discovered errors with Thunderbird systems, including the possibility of system lockups, and had confined the problem to either the motherboard or power supply.
Gateway said Monday that the problem was the result of a faulty motherboard, which had apparently either been redesigned or replaced. The spokeswoman said she had no other details.