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Nvidia lowers quarter two financial forecast

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Posted July 3, 2008 by admin in Industry

An Nvidia spokeswoman said the company won’t reveal which laptops are affected by the problem out of consideration for its customers (that would be the vendor customers, not the end-user customers obviously.) She described that the materials used in this particular die set are not robust enough to handle the thermal stress in certain laptop configurations.

Nvidia intends to fully support vendors in their repair and replacement of impacted boxes. So, we guess that’s fire suits and apologies all around.

“We continue to not see any abnormal failure rates in any system using Nvidia products other than certain notebook configurations,” the filing states.

“However, we are continuing to test and otherwise investigate other products. There can be no assurance that we will not discover defects in other MCP or GPU products.”

Nvidia has developed a band-aide software driver that will cause the computer’s fan to start when the system powers on, giving it an instant cool down. So, if your computer starts buzzing after a system update, you’ll know you’re an unlucky recipient. Share your grief with us. We’d like to know what systems are among the afflicted.



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