Intel Updates P55 to B3

"Details of the next stepping on the P55 chipset are released"

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Intel Moves P55 to B3 Stepping
Intel have announced that they will shortly be introducing an update to the stepping of it's P55 core-logic.
The list of updates included in the B3 Stepping released by Intel is :
- Processor and MRC/microcode updated to enable compatibility with future processor releases.
- New MM and S-Spec numbers will be released for the converted products
- Updated firmware and BIOS will be required with the conversion
- Intel recommend updating the storage driver from MSM 8.9 to RST 9.5
However, B3 stepping is identical in all specifications to the previous B2 stepping, including thermal. So those hoping for an increase in overclock potential will be sorely disappointed. Intel expects that commercial shipping will begin in early December, with customers receiving B2 and B3 stepping chipsets by 5 February 2010.
Intel are stressing that both the B2 and B3 steppings will support the Clarkdale processors, but that end users should, as always, check with their motherboard manufacturer before upgrading.
A whole lot of fuss about nothing or is the promise of Clarkdale enough to keep you interested? Discuss in our forums
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03-11-2009, 15:22:12

Not sure if this laptop has an SSD in as well, but its certainly an impressive boot time :)

03-11-2009, 15:35:40

that sort of looked like it was woke up after goin into standby without needin the square user id to login?

03-11-2009, 16:56:09

Yeah pretty cool. I guess the advantage of a notebook to a BIOS writer is that you know exactly what hardware is in there, so you dont really need to scan for this, that and the other. Just switch on. Hope the Mem + HDD is OK and hand over to the OS

03-11-2009, 17:00:02

This is cool.. and my fecking Eee PC used to do it. But after a bios update it stopped... so I get a nice Eeeeee PC screen every boot rather than straight to Grub. :(

03-11-2009, 17:42:27

MSI have this sort of thing nailed. See if u can find the video on their dual cpu mobos.

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