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Old 01-31-11, 10:24 AM   #1
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A problem requiring a "silicon fix" is bad news in the chipset business, and sadly that's what Intel is announcing. Its new Intel 6 Series chipset, Cougar Point, has been found to have a flaw, something to do with the SATA controller. Intel is indicating that the ports can "degrade over time," leading to poor i/o performance down the road. All shipments have been stopped and a fix has been implemented for new deliveries, but it sounds like recalls will be starting soon for those with this ticking time bomb silicon within. It isn't a critical problem right now, though, so if you own a Sandy Bridge Core i5 or Core i7 system keep computing with confidence while looking for a recall notice, but it is bad news for Intel's bottom line: the company is advising a $300 million hit to revenue.
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Old 01-31-11, 10:29 AM   #2
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Old 01-31-11, 10:33 AM   #3
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On the plus side at least they caught it before having to deal with a gazillion RMAs ....

EDIT: Spell-checker didn't hit 'gazillion'?
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Old 01-31-11, 10:36 AM   #4
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probably only affected the first batch if they are saying it's been fixed already.
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Old 01-31-11, 10:36 AM   #5
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WOW LOL I jokingly told my friend his cpu was recalled yesterday just to troll him since he just got a new 2500K system and then this happens... LOL
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Old 01-31-11, 11:13 AM   #6
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Man, Im lucky I caught this news. I was about to order one.
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Old 01-31-11, 11:53 AM   #7
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This is not good.

Luckily it only affects about 5% of the chipsets after 3 years. And only the SATA 2 ports.

I wouldn't worry about it if I'd own such a board. But it's bad for Intels chipset track record
There is a lot of mis-information which only makes me think it's going to even be worse than they are projecting.

Intel said that the issue is only one four of the chipsets six SATA ports. The SATA III 6Gbps ports are not impacted by this issue. Intel went on to say that not one consumer board has been returned with this issue, but it's an issue that arises with time. Internal Intel use conditions right now project 5-6% failure rates for notebooks over a 3 year life for a machine. It appears that the more voltage and higher temperatures the PC is run at will only increase the chances of failure.

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Old 01-31-11, 12:19 PM   #8
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Simple work around for current users who don't want to give up their boards but don't want some future instability hanging over their heads, move all drives to 6Gbs ports only. There's 4 of them on the Sabertooth.
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so...the hdd will be ok? just the port is not good right?...big fail here...
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so...the hdd will be ok? just the port is not good right?...big fail here...
Just moving any drives off of the 3Gbs SATA port eliminates any problems. 6Gbs ports are all okay.
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no i meant as in will it dmg the hdd?
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no i meant as in will it dmg the hdd?
I don't think the drives could get damaged but i'm sure that your data could get corrupted.
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