Intel Recall on 6-series, Cougar Point SATA, Sandy Bridge Chipset Recalled

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  1. Mize

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    OUCH!

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/31/intel-finds-sandy-bridge-chipset-design-flaw-shipments-stopped/

     
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    I expect a run on these:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=40000410%20600022631%20600022673&IsNodeId=1&Description=sata%20card%20pci&bop=And&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&CompareItemList=410|16-115-072^16-115-072-TS,16-104-015^16-104-015-TS,16-132-030^16-132-030-TS
     
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    So Intel will send me a new DH67BL motherboard? It was a pain in the ass to mount my scythe big shuriken heatsink there, now I have to do it again?
     
  4. Mize

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    That's why I went and got a PCI-E SATA3 card...I hate mounting my Scythe Mugen 2.
    But, yes, Intel will get mobo manufacturers to replace or repair motherboards.
     
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    I guess thats one of the good things about intel they arnt frightened to recall products, they dont do the 6 months of denial thing first
     
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    They anticipate lost revenue of $300 million and a cost to recall of $700 million. I don't know their current GM% but they're creeping up to a billion dollar mistake. Ouch.
     
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    If the error is down to 1 person wouldnt like to be him right now ;)
     
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    Steve Austin is jealous. He only cost $6 million.
     
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    its the "degrade over time" bit i dont understand i thought chips didnt wear out no moving parts and all
     
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    I wonder if they are really serious about repairing existing boards. To actually remove and replace the chipset chips...
     
  12. Mize

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    who knows at this point...cost of removing and reinstalling the northbridge (plus really angry customer who has no rig for 2 week+) vs. whole new mobo?

    My guess is that they'll get channel stock back to OEMs where the OEMs will replace the chipset with new ones and then they'll start replacing customer units with these reworked boards and use customer returns to make more reworked boards.

    Expect genuinely "new" boards (no rework) around late April.
     
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    Plus they give their products cool names like Cougar Point.

    which reminds me of my 8th grade teacher
     
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    The "degrade over time" bit pretty much means self-destruction of a portion of the chipset, much like nVidia's issues with GPUs (bumpgate) but due to different reasons.

    From Anandtech's writeup:

     
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    The bad news for some of us is that the Marvell SATA3 benches about 30% lower than the Intel SATA2 circuit on Asus mobos with Intel SSDs...and the Intel SATA3, coupled with a SATA2 Intel SSD is ALSO SLOWER than the Intel SATA2 circuit. Ugh.
     
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    so there are other problems with it as well ?
     
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    So if I'm reading this right:


    ...means this only affects the sata2 ports, and not the sata3 ports? Would be cool as I'm not using the sata2 ports anyways.
     
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    This is one reason why Intel crushing VIAs and Nvidia's chipset businesses is bad, even for Intel themselves.

    If they hadn't done that, they could at least have continued to sell processors while replacement southbridges pass through manufacturing and out into distribution and retail channels. Now sales will if not halt, so at least slow down substantially, potentially for months depending on how long they waited after discovering this errata before they announced its existence and issued the recall order...
     
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    My motherboard is made by Intel, I got it from Newegg, who will I be contacting?
    I only have 2 HDD's and they're both connected to sata6 ports although they're sata3 drives. I don't foresee getting more hard drives that aren't usb (no more room) but I still don't want to be stuck with a faulty chipset.
     
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