SLaSH! bezorgde ons deze link met meer info over de "bug" in de Pentium III.
Het blijkt dat de bug alleen in de oudere Katmai-PIII's zit, en dus niet in de nieuwe Coppermines. Verder is het bugje (of erratum in Intel jargon) al opgelost door aanpassingen in het BIOS
Truth: Intel claims that the erratum is a rare anomaly and is only true under limited conditions. While it is true, Intel also pointed out to me that it did not affect the new Coppermine® with 0.18-micron technology, only older P-IIIs with the coarser 0.25-micron technology.
Conclusion? No bug. The erratum was fixed in most manufacturers' motherboards in the form of BIOS updates awhile back for the P-III according to Intel. So for now, the erratum can be dismissed as simply rumor and nothing more. If you are experiencing abnormal behavior in your Pentium III however, Intel suggests that you may want to visit your motherboard's manufacturer's website and download a recent flash update for the BIOS to ensure full P-III compatibility.