Originally Posted by bigvaL
I love how all the AMD fanboys jump all over this while:
1. I guarantee you can't explain the problem to me.
2. It's no big deal.
I am not an AMD fanboy (I own both a C2D and an X2) but.....
1. The problems they are having seems to do with cache writing. Looks as though the CPU will process the data, and then has to write it to the cache for temp storage while it calculates the next part. Under certain conditions the cache-writer is either mis-firing, or not working all together.
2. This could be a big deal. Such errors like this would cause inaccurate calculation. Each paging error could throw the result off by 1/100000th of a percent decimal place. I know that sounds small, but when you are calculating thousands of pieces of data, that adds up. If such devices were used to calculate whether or not a bridge can hold a certain weight, or if a building can resist wind, this could mean problems, and potentially loss of life. That may sound stupid, but it is reality.
So next time, think things through before you say "It's no big deal." It may not be a big deal to you
, but people in my engineering firm see it as a big deal.