Pentium CPU Can Crash NT
Any systems using the following processors:
- Pentium processor
Intel lists the bug as "Invalid Operand with Locked CMPXCHG8B Instruction", with erratum number 81 on the Pentium processor errata list. Go to their site to learn more: http://support.intel.com/sites/support
From Knowledge Base article Q163852 :
Intel has identified a workaround to this problem that allows the operating system to trap the invalid instruction and not pass it to the processor. Microsoft has worked closely with Intel to provide the following hotfixes:
Windows NT 4.0
To resolve this problem for Windows NT 4.0, obtain the hotfix or wait for the next Windows NT service pack.
This files in the fix should have following time stamps:
11/24/97 12:24p 51,968 Hal.dll
Windows NT 3.51
To resolve this problem for Windows NT 3.51, obtain the hotfix, which should have the following time stampts on the files:
11/24/97 12:42p 49,840 Hal.dll
A fix for Windows 95 is not yet available.
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