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re: Report: AMD sued over allegedly faulty chips
daleste   1/8/2012 6:01:59 AM
Kris, many devices are tested 100% at their hot temp spec. I don't know if AMD does this for this particular product, but I am sure that they would have charactized it at hot temp. This problem may have occurred due to a bad thermal design of the laptop computer. I doubt that the chip does not meet its temperature specs. Reliablity is looked at as a long term effect. You may have one or two fail out of a million but only after many hours of use. This sounds more like a systemic issue that causes all of the devices to fail.

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re: Report: AMD sued over allegedly faulty chips
krisi   1/5/2012 7:12:56 PM
How do you test for heat tolerance? You can take a sample from a lot but you are not going to test every one...none of the IC sold can be viewed as 100% reliable in general, there is no such thing as certainity in silicon! Kris

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re: Report: AMD sued over allegedly faulty chips
yalanand   1/5/2012 3:46:47 AM
Its hard to believe that AMD sold defective products. How big/small impact it would have on AMD if court verdict goes in favour of Quanta ?

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re: Report: AMD sued over allegedly faulty chips
brightfiber   1/4/2012 10:15:15 PM
Yes, you would expect to see one other OEM chiming in if AMD made a defective CPU product. Then again, if Quanta "under-spec'ed" their thermal requirements, AMD may have sent them exactly the chips that binned out to Quanta's specification.

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re: Report: AMD sued over allegedly faulty chips
selinz   1/4/2012 8:52:26 PM
Could be an effor to save face after supplying a poor thermal design. From what I've heard, AMD does fairly comprehensive thermal testing and screening of their devices.

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