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Windows 7: Intel Discloses Chip Glitch

04 Feb 2011   #101
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If you have a Gigabyte Sandy Bridge motherboard, you can use the Gigabyte utility at this link to determine if you are or are not currently using the affected ports.

GIGABYTE 6 Series SATA Check Application

The best advice is to put hard drives on the unaffected ports and use the affected ports for DVD drives if at all possible. Then sit back and wait for 2 to 3 months until replacement boards hit the channel. In the meantime, decide if you want to exchange for an identical board with the replacement chipset or if you want a full refund and buy another brand/model.

Who knows, the Z68 chipset may be out by that time?

The only unresolved issues at this point appear to involve secondary details such as "can I cross ship", "will I have to pay any shipping charges", "since I have to remount my CPU, will I get some free Arctic Silver", etc. The exact details of what Intel will pay for are not yet known.

I rebuilt with an i-5 2500 a week ago and am having no issues.


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07 Feb 2011   #102
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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08 Feb 2011   #103
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

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08 Feb 2011   #104
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote:
Intel has relaxed its recall of the faulty Sandy Bridge chipsets, allowing PC and motherboard makers to continue to sell the flawed components under certain circumstances.

The chip giant says OEMs can continue to sell the flawed B2 revision of the Cougar Point chipset - which is used to power the new generation of Sandy Bridge processors - but only if they disable the faulty SATA ports.

The Cougar Point flaw only affects Intel-controlled 3Gb/s SATA ports - the 6Gb/s ports remain perfectly operational. PC makers who only make use of the 6Gb/s ports are therefore being encouraged to carry on regardless.

"If you're a laptop maker, you will find laptops that only need two [6Gb/s] SATA ports for a hard disk and DVD drive," an Intel spokesman told PC Pro. "In these cases, it's perfectly OK to use the B2 stepping."
Intel lets PC makers sell flawed chipsets | News | PC Pro
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08 Feb 2011   #105
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Doh!

I don't think I will be buying any sandy bridge till the system is flushed out.
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08 Feb 2011   #106
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Yeah, I noticed the custom PC builders like Puget and Falcon are still selling these without a mention. Caveat emptor!
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08 Feb 2011   #107
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
OK

So for a teknocompromised person such as myself using a H67 or P67 board if I am only going to be using one HDD if I use one 6Gbs SATA connection then I should be fine?

I only intend to use the build as an everyday machine to free up my current desktop for trying new security stuff, free apps that I am not game to use at present (have buggered up my systems in the past through lack of "understanding") and the like.

NB It has to be simple for me as in can I use a graphics card on a H67 Y/N , if I use a P67 board can only use the onboard graphics Y/N etc

Sorry but am that bewildered by some of the stuff being talked about.
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08 Feb 2011   #108
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Overclockers UK have a warning with the motherboards
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Potential Sandybridge issue:
- In some cases, motherboards featuring the 6 Series Chipset (P67 & H67) that have Sata devices connected to ports 2-5 could potentially degrade over time.
- Motherboards with devices connected to Ports 0 & 1 remain unaffected or using the 6Gb/s ports.
- Please note if your board is affected by the above issues, your statutory rights remain to RMA the board.
- Tests have found that under 5% of boards are affected.
- PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO POTENTIAL ISSUE TO SANDYBRIDGE PROCESSORS
Also good info on overclocking have to get the K version of course
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail [BX80623I52500K
Quote:
Product Description
Reviews (5)

Intel's new Sandybridge based CPU's is a complete new refresh that requires new socket LGA1155 mainboards. This new platform uses less power and has vastly superior integrated graphics. The HD2000 graphics is capable of all multimedia task featuring DirectX 10.1 runtime making them ideal for gamers too. The K series edition processors are unlocked on the multiplier allowing overclocking and also feature HD3000 onboard graphics which feature twice the horsepower of the HD2000 making them ideal for gamers and have support for 3D Gaming. The new Sandybridge K series processors also feature immense overclocking as well.

- Unlocked Multiplier
- Lithography Process: 32 nm
- Cores: 4
- Threads: 4
- Frequency: 3.30 GHz (Turbo Mode 3.70GHz)
- Integrated HD 3000 (12 EUs) Graphics
- Integrated Graphics Frequency: 850MHz (1100MHz Turbo)
- Cache: 6 MB shared L3
- Memory Controller: Dual channel DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600 MHz
- TDP: 95W
- Socket: LGA1155
- Compatible with Socket 1156 heatsinks
- 3yr Warranty


***OVERCLOCKING GUIDELINES***

- Do not exceed 1.35-1.38v core voltage, doing so could limit lifespan of the CPU
- Do not overclock with BCLK, again doing so could limit lifespan of the CPU
- Recommended memory voltage is 1.50v, so make sure to run your memory at 1.50v, higher could limit lifespan of the CPU
- These recommendations come from OcUK and Intel, your warranty is un-affected but we highly recommend you adhere to the above to make sure your CPU lifespan is un-affected
- All Sandybridge CPU's worldwide should be run at the above or lower voltages, no higher!
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08 Feb 2011   #109
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
So for a teknocompromised person such as myself using a H67 or P67 board if I am only going to be using one HDD if I use one 6Gbs SATA connection then I should be fine?

I only intend to use the build as an everyday machine to free up my current desktop for trying new security stuff, free apps that I am not game to use at present (have buggered up my systems in the past through lack of "understanding") and the like.

NB It has to be simple for me as in can I use a graphics card on a H67 Y/N , if I use a P67 board can only use the onboard graphics Y/N etc

Sorry but am that bewildered by some of the stuff being talked about.
You can add in a graphics card, you do not have to use the onboard.

If that is all you are using it for, why not get a last generation i3. I am sure you can get good prices now or in the future.
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08 Feb 2011   #110
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Thanks

Thanks Gene up with the goods again yes mate might try that I suppose I can do something with an i5 in later eh?
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