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    Prescott E0 Stepping

    Prescott E0, supporting AMD NX technology, will be issued in 3Q04.

    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=17050

    New BIOSes will be required for the NX support, along with the extra stuff E0 will have, including cool'n'quiet...

    Somethin' new at least.
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    sorry but what is NX? i saw "no execute memory protection" but that means nothing to me...

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    No Execute locks out certain memory blocks to prevent certain types of attacks and virii.
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    No Execute locks out certain memory blocks to prevent certain types of attacks and virii.
    Neato! Except that I make a lot of my income as a PC tech/repair guy removing all of those viruses from customers' computers every day
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaos_Being
    Neato! Except that I make a lot of my income as a PC tech/repair guy removing all of those viruses from customers' computers every day
    Don't worry about it. NX, or XD as Intel calls it primarily protects against worms only. Most viruses, trojans and spyware in general simply are unaffected by NX since they don't use buffer overruns to do their thing.

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