Intel Chipset Design Error!!!

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by bezant, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. NugeRules

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    Good thing I ordered my ASUS P8P67 Pro board this past weekend and got the tracking # this morning. Oh wait, not good. FFFFUUUUUUUuuuuuuuu
     
  2. Wiseguy2001

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    FFFFFFUUUUUUUU

    I have everything setup just the way I like and now I have to rip the whole bloody thing appart. I just hope this doesn't screw up my new 240GB SSD.

    Is there a workaround to this untill the mobo is swapped?
     
  3. Furystrike

    Furystrike [H]ard|Gawd

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    Marvell ports it is, until the RMA
     
  4. Stereodude

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    They had better let us return the motherboards for a replacement as soon as boards with fixed silicon are available. :eek:

    My worry is they'll replace returned motherboards with reworked / refurbished motherboards that will have electrical gremlins due to the BGA replacement rework affecting other solder joints on the board. :mad:
     
  5. bpmurrGT

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    Anyone wanna bet when this will hit the front page of [H]? I'm thinking probably Thursday since the PSP2 didn't show up until Sunday. ;)
     
  6. dnottis

    dnottis [H]ardness Supreme

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    more than likely.
     
  7. CeZemal

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    Just ordered an Asus H67... do all Asus have Marvell ports? And if so, which ones are they so I know which ones to plug my hard drives into? <33
     
  8. Mize

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    I'm just dying to hook my SSD, my SATA-6GB/s drive, my older seagate and my burner up to the TWO Marvell ports :) Heck, I have nothing connected to those. I guess I'll at least put my SSD on the Marvell for now.

    This truly sucks.
     
  9. iliac

    iliac n00b

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    It's already been posted.
     
  10. bpmurrGT

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    That's what I get for skimming.
     
  11. lgestle

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    Guess I'll be testing Gigabyte's RMA policy sooner than I thought.
     
  12. lawrence131

    lawrence131 Gawd

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    there have been a lot of problems with the Marvell ports having lower bandwidth from P55 to X58 to P67 boards. If you are using a regular HD probably won't matter but there are numerous posts of SSD drives under-performing on Marvell onboard controllers. The 3rd party add-on cards with the same chipset are significantly faster.
     
  13. valkrien

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    On my way to Frys right now to test their 15day return policy......
     
  14. night_2004

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    F...

    So what happens to the people who can't go back to their old rigs and have to use their computers? I can't be out a desktop for a month.

    Intel needs to come clean on this one...what exactly do they mean it "may" affect hard drives?
     
  15. Abit667

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    Well that sucks, I just sold my 980x so now I'm stuck with this thing.

    Guess I'll just have to wait until my ssd and hard drives start corrupting or timing out or whatever will happen...
     
  16. Mize

    Mize Limp Gawd

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    I just bought a 2 port Highpoint PCI-E x1 SATA3 card... :(
     
  17. hmz

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    Same here. Already sold my Conroe rig :(
     
  18. night_2004

    night_2004 2[H]4U

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    Good job, Intel. Real good job.
     
  19. AQ_OC

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    No kidding. Definitely the bleeding edge!
     
  20. Wiseguy2001

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    I guess the worse case is buying a replacement and getting a refund when when the old one is received. It is a pain in the arse but not such a big deal..
     
  21. valkrien

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    Only thing is, no replacement until April?! I already parted my system out. Just arrived at Frys....lets see how this goes...
     
  22. lgestle

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    Let us know how it goes. When I made my most recent purchase the standard 30 day, mem/cpu 15day, was expanded to included restocking fees on some items, will not accept returns on opened for others.
     
  23. night_2004

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    Yeah, that's a real deal breaker for me. Already parted out my old system and I'm mad now. I cannot go without my desktop computer for a month! WTF Intel?
     
  24. Drown Babies

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  25. Wiseguy2001

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    I may be OK, I got mine only a few days after that. Fingers crossed!
     
  26. BETA.

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    Oh greaaat. The day after i finally get around to assemble my sandy bridge. Now i gotta go back to MC and see of theyll honor a full refund for my mobo.
     
  27. night_2004

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    What they're saying is that all chipsets that have shipped are affected, but it could have been worse as it is has only be 3-weeks worth of product in the market that they have to swap out.
     
  28. hmz

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    This backfired to Intel for hiring that goon WILL.I.AM
     
  29. Forceman

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    According to reports, it doesn't cause data loss, just performance decrease. So I guess we'll all be good to keep using the boards until they get enough replacements to RMA them. Intel says April for volume shipments though, so it'll be a while.
     
  30. TechLarry

    TechLarry Can't find the G Spot

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    That is the problem as I see it. Intel needs to issue a recall so their users don't have to fight for fixes.

     
  31. Dave65

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    Marvel ports are slow aren't they?
    Wonder if i should switch..
     
  32. Dave65

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    Me too..
     
  33. AQ_OC

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    Why not? Intel has acknowledge the problem. Why show them you have an error? And how would you even do that?
     
  34. AQ_OC

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    It could work in the short term, if you can live with just two SATA ports. I can.
     
  35. Stereodude

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    :confused: How do you figure? All boards made to date are affected. That's for investors so they don't get nervous thinking it's a years worth of product.
     
  36. Ehren8879

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    The question is, the defective chips started shipping January 9th to board builders? Boards built prior to this date are ok?
     
  37. canon.tk

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  38. Filter

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    I like the wording they used. "May Degrade". so some may some may not. This explains why EVGA hasnt released a board yet. TO me this seems like they knew it was there but not sure so lets ship the boards anyway.

    i highely doubt every board is effected like anadtech has said

    "The second type of problem is more annoying, it&#8217;s a bug of a statistical nature. In these situations the problem doesn&#8217;t appear on every chip in every situation, but on every nth chip out of every n x somereallybignumber chips. When a bug doesn&#8217;t present itself in small quantities, it&#8217;s very difficult to track down. This is the nature of the 6-series chipset bug and it&#8217;s also why the problem didn&#8217;t appear soone"
     
  39. Stereodude

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    Of course they're not okay. They're all the same.
     
  40. MrMike

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    I've RMA'd to Gigabyte before a couple of years ago, got a refurb back, no big deal.

    A couple posts down in that thread someone quotes a supposed message from Intel saying this as well.