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Intel Cougar Point/Sandy Bridge recall


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#1 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:49 AM

http://www.zdnet.com...e-rollout/44257

This would be on really new i5 and i7 systems, the chipset started shipping January 9.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:53 AM

Seriously? Ugggggghhhhhhhh, I just got my new rig with a Sandy Bridge chip....i7-2600 3.4 GHz.
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 11:02 AM

Seriously? Ugggggghhhhhhhh, I just got my new rig with a Sandy Bridge chip....i7-2600 3.4 GHz.


I was actually thinking of you when I read that. Hopefully they'd send a tech out to you and replace the motherboard with as little hassle as possible.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 11:06 AM

I was actually thinking of you when I read that. Hopefully they'd send a tech out to you and replace the motherboard with as little hassle as possible.


I'm confused by this part:

The Sandy Bridge microprocessor is unaffected and no other products are affected by this issue.


So, it's recalled or it's not affected? :confused:

It's fast as heck, too. I ripped a 95 minute Blu-Ray to mkv is 25 minutes.
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 12:13 PM

I'm confused by this part:


So, it's recalled or it's not affected? :confused:

It's fast as heck, too. I ripped a 95 minute Blu-Ray to mkv is 25 minutes.


In a way, it's semantics. The processor itself is fine, its in the chipset that goes with it. If it were just the processor, they could just pop out the old one and put in a replacement, but the chipset is soldered, so requires a whole new motherboard.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 12:15 PM

In a way, it's semantics. The processor itself is fine, its in the chipset that goes with it. If it were just the processor, they could just pop out the old one and put in a replacement, but the chipset is soldered, so requires a whole new motherboard.

Oh joy. :lol:
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 12:21 PM

A degradation of the SATA chipset.. Wonderful. Just the hard drive :(

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 12:47 PM

A degradation of the SATA chipset.. Wonderful. Just the hard drive :(


Don't forget the DVD/Blu-Ray drive.

Hey, at least it can do math correctly.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 02:38 PM

More info. Anonymous source says SATA III drives, connected to the correct port, would not be affected. It affects ports 2-5 on a 6 port motherboard.

http://news.cnet.com...g=2547-1_3-0-20




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