ZD hacks advised to RTFM before filing stories

Using PIII with chipset not designed for it "may not work" shocker

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Shock horror revelations on the increasingly-out-of-touch ZDNet are bemoaning an alleged compatibility problem between the Katmai instructions in the Pentium III and Intel's new cheap'n'cheerful 810 chipset. This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, however, because the 810 was never supposed to support Katmai in the first place -– being entry-level, the 810 was designed for the Celeron processor which won't be equipped with Screaming Cindy's Extensions until the next Millennium. However, the real question is why on earth anyone would want to use the cheapo 810 with the expensive PIII –- until the appearance of the 810E and 820 (aka Camino) chipsets alongside the 600MHz PIII in September, OEMs with any sense will stick with the venerable BX chipset. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results
Spaffing copyrighted stuff over the web? No search ranking for you
In the next four weeks, 100 people will decide the future of the web
While America tucks into Thanksgiving turkey, the world will be taking over the net
Microsoft EU warns: If you have ties to the US, Feds can get your data
European corps can't afford to get complacent while American Big Biz battles Uncle Sam
Don't bother telling people if you lose their data, say Euro bods
You read that right – with the proviso that it's encrypted
prev story


Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.