Intel ( INTC) has uncovered a flaw in its Itanium server chips, according to a Reuters report.

The report says lab tests revealed that in certain cases the microprocessors can cause servers to crash. To fix the problem, customers can either obtain replacement processors or use software to alter the chips.

An Intel spokesman reportedly said the snafu won't have a material impact on the company, although he declined to specify how much money it would cost to replace the flawed chips.

Intel closed higher by 41 cents, or 2.1%, to $19.99 in regular hours Monday.