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Chip giant Intel has made "adjustments" to its pricing for the second time in a week, but that is unlikely to ameliorate distributors and dealers, both of which are suffering chip starvation. Tech Data and Ingram sent out letters to its customers late yesterday with details of the changes, but also warned them that there was little likelihood of parts arriving in the near future. That further confirms reports from both European and US distributors that their future allocations of Pentium IIIs have been slashed to nothing for the month of February. Nor are there any SKUs (stock keeping units) for the Pentium III 800 MHz part shown in the listings. Here are the details of the changes, and of particular interest are the FC-PGA parts listed. A European distributor told The Register at a trade show yesterday that he suspected there was a problem with Intel's yields at its factories, known to people as "fabs". The PIII/500 with 512K cache and using the 100MHz front side bus drops from $243 to $216, a 12 per cent drop. The Pentium III 533/133 FSB with 512K cache drops to $220 from $332, that is a fall of around 34 per cent. The Pentium III 550/100 FSB with 512K cache dropped to $274, from $366, while the Pentium III 600 100mhz with 512K cache (part number 277309) is now $327, and was $490. The Pentium III 600/100 FSB with 512K cache drops to $327 from $490, the Pentium III 650 100MHz part with 256K cache drops to $424 from $602. These all form parts of plans for Intel to thoroughly rationalise its range of Pentium IIIs. Details of problems that may occur with the flip chip technology can be found in this Adobe PDF at this Intel page. ® AMD wins further round in Intel desktop price war Intel cancels Pentium III supplies for February The Register Guide to Acronyms

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