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Intel Cougar Point/Sandy Bridge recall

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by dpeters11, Jan 31, 2011.

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    Seriously? Ugggggghhhhhhhh, I just got my new rig with a Sandy Bridge chip....i7-2600 3.4 GHz.
     
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    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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    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.
     
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    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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    Oh joy. :lol:
     
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    A degradation of the SATA chipset.. Wonderful. Just the hard drive :(
     
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    Don't forget the DVD/Blu-Ray drive.

    Hey, at least it can do math correctly.
     
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