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Motherboards Intel Recalling SandyBridge Chipsets (P67/H67)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Cei, 31 Jan 2011.

  1. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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  2. Lankius Maximus

    Lankius Maximus Minimodder

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    Yeah, just read it on the same site, see my CC online forum post as Im hoping my delay in shipment can be contributed to this and I will be eventually receiving one of the new batch. Really sorry for any of the guys this affects though:(
     
  3. roosauce

    roosauce Looking for xmas projects??

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    Wow, bad news
     
  4. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    Bad news indeed. I have a 2500K sitting on my desk right now waiting to go in a system this evening - now I don't know whether to pop it in or what.

    My understanding is that the CPUs themselves are fine, but I'll need a new motherboard.
     
  5. Guest-16

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    Chipsets, so it's motherboards?

    That's some serious ****! $300M :eeek: Wow.. just.. wow.

    At least on the plus side when you exchange it you'll likely get a Rev 2 board with fixes I'd imagine. Or, at least a new BIOS (+board) so all those shitty early design issues will be gone :thumb:
     
  6. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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  7. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    and watch the stock plumit

    http://www.google.com/finance?client=ob&q=NASDAQ:INTC

    I would have thought intel, its an intel designed chipset, as far as i know the chipset is even fab'd by intel, so i cant see the motherboard manufacturers having to put up the cash for anything.
     
  8. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    Intel are paying - and losing $300m because of it. New chipsets due end of Feb - I'm assuming it's the SATA controllers?


    PS: I'd recommend Bit-Tech sticking up a big DON'T BUY SANDYBRIDGE on the front page...
     
  9. Guest-16

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    Mobo manuf. will get reimbursed for all their costs (the TWese won't have it any other way I'd expect ;)). Still, I'd be ****ing pissed if I was in manufacturing, logistics or the RMA dept. right now.
     
  10. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    Oh man, Scan are going to love all those RMAs.

    Good job I still have my UD4 box ;)
     
  11. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    So would retailers be reimbursed for all the RMA effort?
     
  12. Kaiwan

    Kaiwan Shinigami

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    Damn. Kinda glad I got a 950 for now.
     
  13. BRAWL

    BRAWL Dead and buried.

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    Holy crap, that's gonna have annoyed everyone from design team down to the customer.

    Now i'm very glad I stuck with i7-950! Wonder what kind of degredation they mean mind *strokes beard*
     
  14. murraynt

    murraynt Modder

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    Oh yeah.:lol:
     
  15. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

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    just wonder how? doesn't sound like intel.. least they are fixing it
     
  16. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    Reminds me of the nVidia 680i SATA I/O issues. Stripping a newly-built, water-cooled system down to RMA the motherboard to EVGA in Germany was such a pain in the ass.
    Correction: The 680i in general was a pain in the ass.

    My sympathies to any SB early-adopters!
     
  17. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    There's a surprise. The amount of people on here with problems had to be a good indicator that some thing wasn't right. Sounds to me like some one at intel has f**ked it up big style. Bring on bulldozzer quicker the better. I really haven't Enjoyed X58 as good as it is. All this latest crap has just made me want to switch back.
     
  18. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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  19. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    so how will this go down?

    you send your mobo back for a new mobo? couple days without computer! etailer send you the mobo and hope you'd send the defective one back?

    very bad news. it makes you wonder how did it slip through QA.
     
  20. dead beat

    dead beat Rippin six 4 life

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    So who do we contact to fix the problem?......The board manufacturer or the shop where we bought it?
     

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