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  • Flaw in Sandy-Bridge 6-series chipsets are forcing Intel to halt shipments

    Article from Techreport:

    http://techreport.com/discussions.x/20326

    Looks like everybody should hold off on building any PC's with a P67 or H67-based motherboard until Intel sorts out this problem!
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    Re: Flaw in Sandy-Bridge 6-series chipsets are forcing Intel to halt shipments

    Well good thing they caught it so soon, rather than a few more months down the line.
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      Re: Flaw in Sandy-Bridge 6-series chipsets are forcing Intel to halt shipments

      Yea, they've had to pull them off the shelves and halt sales until the problem is fixed, which may be a month from now... Intel Announces Error in 6 Series 1155 Sandy Bridge Chipset

      The discovered flaw can affect SATA ports on the new Sandy Bridge motherboards leading to degradation in performance and functionality of hard drives, CD/DVD ROMs and other SATA connected devices.
      I know a few modders that have built fully watercooled systems with Tri-SLI cards and full board water blocks that have OC'd the 2600K CPU to over 5GHz, and now have to tear down their system to RMA their motherboards. The chip itself is very good, just a poor design on the motherboard SATA Controller section. The CPU, RAM and PCI-e sections are not effected.

      The fix:

      Intel has already announced a silicon fix for the problem, estimating a cost of nearly $700 million to repair or replace all affected systems.

      Intel has been implementing this fix on all the new boards they produce. The new motherboards are expected to ship by late February with full volume anticipated by April. These boards will still need to pass down through distribution channels so customers will likely be able to get replacement boards by sometime in March.
      That's 2-3 months Intel will lose on Sandybridge sales as well as all the motherboard partners that offer the 1155 socket boards. They will most likely push sales of i5, i7 (1156) P55 and X58 hardware to fill their sales quotas - which should mean good prices for consumers. If I was an AMD exec I'd take advantage of this error and really market the X6 AM3/850 combo as their motherboards have no problems with SATA ports. Either way, keep an eye on prices if you're looking to upgrade, build or buy pre-built systems.

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        Re: Flaw in Sandy-Bridge 6-series chipsets are forcing Intel to halt shipments

        I was wondering why one of my drives would suddenly disappear and now I know. I just moved it to the SATA III port and should be ok for now while I wait for a fix. Newegg emailed me yesterday and notified me that as soon as a replacement is in I'll be able to RMA my ASUS P8P67.

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          Re: Flaw in Sandy-Bridge 6-series chipsets are forcing Intel to halt shipments

          Here's some good news:
          Intel to start shipping remedied Cougar Point chipsets on February 14th

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