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What a difference a day makes. Intel yesterday officially informed the Register that the troubled Cape Cod mobos were set for recall. Here is an extract cut and pasted from the email: "Regardind CC820, they all are reworked or called back for rework. We will do a stepping on the MTH, but this is the normal errata process. Nothing unusual. You could check the spec update for the chipset on the web." The phrase "they are all reworked or called back for rework" certainly suggests a total recall to us, and following our story a number of participants on the Intel mobo support forum posted messages asking Intel for details of how they should go about getting their faulty boards fixed. But support personnel on the forum flatly deny that a recall is planned. This morning we received another email from an Intel Europe spokesman saying: "I was wrong in two cases. We haven't done any recalls of boards in EMEA and US. The MTH stepping might come later this year. As of today, we don't need to [do a MTH stepping]." While it is refreshing to see that there are some people within Intel not afraid to admit to their mistakes, it would be good to see the i820 design team following their example. And there are a large number of dissatisfied CC820 users who are still waiting for Intel to tell them what's going on. Cape Cod may not have been recalled, but it damn well should be. ® See also Intel recalls dodgy Cape Cod mobos

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