Microsoft Driver Bug with Core Duo = Reduced Battery Life?

TG Daily/Tom’s Hardware is reporting that a bug with a Microsoft driver and Intel’s new Core Duo platform causes a severe battery drain under certain circumstances involving USB 2.0.:

Our assessment and observations, coupled with extensive consultation with engineers familiar with Intel dual-core architecture, plus information we received today from Microsoft, have led us to conclude that an anomaly in the way the currently available version of the ICH7-M Southbridge communicates with Microsoft’s ACPI driver, is at the heart of the power drain issue.

Full article at TG Daily – very extensive coverage.

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