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  1. #1
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    Intel recalling ALL Sandy Bridge chipsets!

    I'd wait with an upgrade (which I didn't), if I were you (which I am not).

    Intel has screwed something up in the P67/H67 chipsets, that causes SATA performance to degrade over time. No bios/driver update is going to fix the problem, so Intel has decided to recall all the chipsets. Meaning a pretty damn long delay (until March?).

    Christmas time for AMD? Time to Bulldoze all that waste away...

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    Re: Intel recalling ALL Sandy Bridge chipsets!

    Doh!

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    Re: Intel recalling ALL Sandy Bridge chipsets!

    Yeah, too bad AMD doesn't have anything ready. In four to eight weeks this will be over, and we still likely won't have any new AMD parts.

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    Re: Intel recalling ALL Sandy Bridge chipsets!

    Man, I was ready to press the button on new SB build the other day. Glad I didn't.

    Newegg no longer lists even 1155 CPUs, not in the drop downs.....cant even pull it up.

    Like it never existed.

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    Re: Intel recalling ALL Sandy Bridge chipsets!

    I don't know. I had an SNB build all spec'ed out this weekend. Then heard about the recall and was bummed. But why shouldn't I just go ahead with buying the defective P67 based mother board and do the build anyway?

    If the the mobo manufacturers offer SATA cards as compensation for the 7-15% chance that your 3 GB/s SATA ports will degrade and maybe die, isn't that good enough? If I hook an optical drive up to a 3 GB/s port and put an SSD and a normal HDD on the 6 GB/s SATA ports, I don't even really need the SATA card. I barely use my optical drives after the initial software install anyway.

    Amazon still seems to be selling P67 mother boards.

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    Re: Intel recalling ALL Sandy Bridge chipsets!

    I'm still not 100% understanding this subject. My MSI GT680 (Core i7-2630QM) is on the list of 'affected' products courtesy of MSI. How long would it take for my SATA ports to be affected by this problem, or is it too early to tell?
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    Re: Intel recalling ALL Sandy Bridge chipsets!

    Quote Originally Posted by besweeet View Post
    I'm still not 100% understanding this subject. My MSI GT680 (Core i7-2630QM) is on the list of 'affected' products courtesy of MSI. How long would it take for my SATA ports to be affected by this problem, or is it too early to tell?
    It's not a matter of seperate SATA2 ports, it's all of them can be affected by one. Once the problem manifests, the SATA2 functionality itself slowly degrades till performance totally tanks and eventual corruption of data bearing devices occurs. One SATA2 port can take down the whole SATA2 controller section of the chipset. SATA3 remains unaffected by the degradation.
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    Re: Intel recalling ALL Sandy Bridge chipsets!

    The problem is with the B2 stepping if you have a board with this stepping the first thing that you want to do is check with the reseller or manufacturer of the computer and find out how they are handling the returns. The chipsets with the B3 stepping have already been sent out and due some very hard work by some people within Intel should start to see new products at the resellers around Mid-March. Just to help clear up any confusion all new Intel Desktop boards that have the B3 stepping will have a B3 on the end of the model #, so you will see a BOXDP67BGB3.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team

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