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Topic # 228689 17-Jan-2018 14:56
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I just wonder, out of curiosity, how people here think the NZ CGA will approach these CPU bugs if someone made a claim.

 

The Computers you have bought in say the last 3-4 years could be argued that they are not "free from defect" and that any remedy currently available will introduce a significant slow down,

 

degrading the product. And that without the patches, they represent a significant privacy risk. Likewise cellphones, tablets, they have the same "fault" too as do many appliances.

 

Any success in a claim under the CGA could see computer retailers having a very very bad day.

 

New computers all round....?????


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  Reply # 1941561 17-Jan-2018 15:05
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Since 1995...



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  Reply # 1941564 17-Jan-2018 15:07
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gzt: Since 1995...

 

 

 

Yeah but the CGA would probably only consider computers that are 3-4 years old as a "realistic life" of the product


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  Reply # 1941573 17-Jan-2018 15:18
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I've too had these thoughts and then realized all you can possibly get out of it is your money back as the entire current range from Intel is compromised...





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  Reply # 1941587 17-Jan-2018 15:50
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Coil:

 

I've too had these thoughts and then realized all you can possibly get out of it is your money back as the entire current range from Intel is compromised...

 

 

 

 

Do it quick, get your money back and then buy a new computer for the same price. If its more than a couple of years old there will be all sorts of upgrades

 

such as faster CPU, GPU, RAM, bigger HD, USB3 on all ports, etc etc etc. 

 

 

 

And its not just computers, cellphones have the same issue, so do tablets.


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  Reply # 1941589 17-Jan-2018 15:53
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I hope Intel slash all pricing on these CPU's at a retail level and refund suppliers as this is massively damaging and they are now selling a product which is not what they made it out to be. Some having up to 30% performance loss..





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  Reply # 1941590 17-Jan-2018 15:56
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sir1963:

 

Coil:

 

I've too had these thoughts and then realized all you can possibly get out of it is your money back as the entire current range from Intel is compromised...

 

 

 

 

Do it quick, get your money back and then buy a new computer for the same price. If its more than a couple of years old there will be all sorts of upgrades

 

such as faster CPU, GPU, RAM, bigger HD, USB3 on all ports, etc etc etc. 

 

 

 

And its not just computers, cellphones have the same issue, so do tablets.

 

 

 

 

Its a tough one however, We purchased our PC's on hardware spec, not performance spec. So its probably outside of their reign.
The hardware is still fine. "Its working as designed" All be it with a flaw... The fix for the flaw is currently at software level which is not something covered. Tricky, Might ask my Uncle who's is in Consumer/Commercial Law.


 

 





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  Reply # 1941699 17-Jan-2018 21:14
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The bug is from before the CGA?




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  Reply # 1941992 18-Jan-2018 13:10
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Aren't some AMD processors affected as well?




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  Reply # 1942003 18-Jan-2018 13:35
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BTR:

 

Aren't some AMD processors affected as well?

 

 

 

 

Yep, and ARM, and others.


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  Reply # 1942014 18-Jan-2018 14:01
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To a lesser degree for most of it going by what I've read.

 

I was hoping to start building a new system in next couple of months, but now, I dont know - do I go head with the latest i5 and live with the slight drop in performance, or wait until this whole thing has been sorted at with a new CPU from Intel, which could be another year away...... bearing in mind this will probably be the last gaming PC I'll ever buy for myself...

 

 





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Ok so people want to claim CGA, get there money back and do what exactly but another machine you know is affected, almost sounds like fraud if your thinking of doing that just to upgrade.

 

 

 

Most manufacturers are working on fixes, if you can't wait and are to worried I suggest you turn your computer off and go back to a pen and paper. Do any moderators know if the morse code API for GZ has been implemented yet?


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