Er zit weer eens een foutje in de i810 chipset. Dit keer blijkt de real-time clock onder bepaalde situaties verkeerde data weer kan geven:
The glitch -- or erratum, as Intel calls it -- can cause the chip set's real-time clock to display incorrect date and time, officials said.
The real-time clock, which is a part of the chip set, updates the time once per second, but during the update alerts the system that it is doing so. Because of the erratum, a signal that is supposed to be sent from the clock alerting the rest of the system it is busy may not get sent. As a result, incorrect data can be displayed.
"If it occurs, it may result in invalid data being read in the date and time display fields of the real-time clock," said Intel spokesman Dan Francisco. "However, the actual values themselves wouldn't change."
Some applications get their time information from the real-time clock, which also supplies timing information to a PC's BIOS software.
The fix consists of updated BIOS software, which ensures that a system knows the clock is being updated. As a result of the glitch and its resulting fix, which OEMs are in the process of implementing, some 810-based products may be delayed.
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