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Motherboards Gigabyte Announces 6-series Motherboard Replacement Program

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by slaw, 2 Feb 2011.

  1. slaw

    slaw At Argos buying "gold"

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  2. Landy_Ed

    Landy_Ed Combat Novice

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    Interesting that they're even going to replace faulty boards.

    So, if you bought one & trashed it by accident, you have a reprieve!
     
  3. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Hmmm, May then for SB motherboard purchasers?
     
  4. asteldian

    asteldian Member

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    Certainly sounds like it, though likely by then I cannot be bothered to send mine off and wait without a PC for however long it takes. 6gb/s will have to do me. Perhaps in June or July I will send back when things have calmed down..
     
  5. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    Good. I'll send my UD4 off in April then.
     
  6. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Is anyone cynical enough (like me) to envisage the following scenario occurring?

    1. Huge pent up demand for new B3 SB boards driving up the price of new stock in April/May.
    2. Retailers able to make more profit on SB boards by selling to new customers @ higher price.
    3. Retailer diverting boards originally intended for RMA replacements to new customers @ higher profit margin.
    4. RMA customers suffering delays due to "shortage of replacement stock".

    Returning your B2 SB board now would get you a refund of the price you paid but will it cover the price of the B3 replacement?
     
  7. Oggyb

    Oggyb Mutant

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    Yes, I can definitely see this happening at first. If board manufacturers know what's best for the market right now, they'll be doubling their capacity for the next three months.
     
  8. shadow

    shadow honky ponky

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    it's better to register it first:

    "If you currently own any GIGABYTE 6 series motherboard product affected by the design error identified by Intel® and wish to exchange your older product to an equivalent motherboard based on the new 6 series B3 stepping chipsets, please fill in the following form and ensure you provide your personal contact details and motherboard information as requested."
    Source: Gigabyte forum
     
  9. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    Thanks for the link, definitely good to get the process moving along somewhat.
     

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