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    Zoom7000. You may want to wait a bit longer before buying a new P67 motherboard...

    http://arstechnica.com/hardware/news...a-screw-up.ars

    Intel has today announced that its 6-series chipset, for use with the Sandy Bridge processors released earlier this year, has a serious flaw and that the company is recalling and replacing the affected parts. The chipsets, which provide PCI Express, USB, and other connectivity to the processor, have a problem in their SATA controllers causing performance to degrade over time.

    In its statement, the company states that customers who have taken delivery of systems with the P67 and H67 "Cougar Point" chipsets can continue to use their systems "with confidence," suggesting that the flaw is restricted to a performance issue and cannot cause data loss. Nonetheless, such users should contact their computer manufacturers to obtain a fixed system.

    The flawed chipsets are no longer shipping from Intel, and the company has already started manufacturing corrected versions. These will reach customers by the end of February. Full production volume won't be achieved until April. Intel estimates that the full financial cost of the error will be around $700 million, with $300 million of that incurred during the first quarter due to the production interruption. The company has adjusted its investor guidance accordingly.

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    Yeah... I did see that... And to think I ordered 2 of each item because my brother wants a new system too.

    Looks like I'll be putting OcUKs RMA to the test. To be honest, there shouldn't be much of an issue as it is an official flaw. Just looks like the fun will have to play for a bit and the life support on the Pentium 4 will have to stay on for a little longer!

    (I do miss the Pentium name!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Zoom7000. You may want to wait a bit longer before buying a new P67 motherboard...

    Intel recalls Sandy Bridge chipsets due to SATA screw-up

    intel, grrr and just after I build a new pc based on it for my most nightmarish customers.

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    Unlike every other retailer, OcUK are still allowing people to buy faulty P67 motherboards. Not good.

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    grab one of these The 64GB SATA2 DDR2 HyperDrive5

    anyone got one / had one before?

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    From a price/performance perspective it's rather expensive for what you get. A 32GB HyperDrive 5 would cost you £1,114.76 (£394.80 + £719.96 for 8x4GB DIMMs).

    Review: http://techreport.com/articles.x/16255/1

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