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I think my P8P67 is finally dying like Intel suggested it might...

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Last night my computer suddenly started randomly forgetting about hard drives. Restarting usually brings the missing drives back.

I ran HDTune today, though, and four of my drives (all on the same controller, mind you) are now showing high levels of DMA CRC errors, two of which I know for a fact had no DMA errors at all 3 months ago.

I never replaced my board when Intel announced the possible fault with the early SB mobos... I wasn't too keen on doing without my computer for a couple weeks while I waited for a replacement board and rebuilding my entire machine.

Is there any way I can confirm whether or not this is indeed my issue?
post #2 of 11
only the sata3G (revision 2) were affected, so try a 3rd party controller(ASMedia or Marvell) OR try the INtel SATA6G ports(Revision 3, you should have 2 of these and 4 of the SATA3G). The 6G ports are faster. 6G= SATA Revision 3. Ifyou updated your UEFI it could also be that the firmware version of the SATA controller is different than your driver version.
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Revision 2? I thought it was the initial production models that were suspect.

Sorry, I don't quite understand what you're saying... You're saying try switching to a new software controller? I was under the impression that Intel said it was the hardware that would be failing, not the software.
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Revision 2? I thought it was the initial production models that were suspect.

What Sin0822 is referring to is the four SATA-II (3GB/s) ports native to the Intel chipset. In your motherboard's case, those would be the light-blue SATA ports. Those four are the only ports that were defective in the early production models.

The two white ports (which are SATA-III 6GB/s native Intel ports) are unaffected, as are the two dark-blue ports which are run by a Marvell chipset and requires drivers loaded in Windows to operate.


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P67 chipset only offers:
2 - 6Gb/s ports and
4 - 3Gb/s port

But manufacturers usually includes an additional controller on their board, in your case a marvel controller (unaffected by this problem). This adds 2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), which according to ASUS' website are the navy blue ports -- these are in fact slower than intel's 6Gb ports.

I think what he's trying to say is try using the navy blue ports. But with the amount of drives you have I think you'll be needing to buy a PCIe SATA controller or another motherboard, if it is your chipset really crapping out.
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when i say revision 2 i mean SATA revision 2
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post #7 of 11
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Ah well, never mind. The damn thing's just died totally. I can't even boot into windows any more.

Ta for the advice.
post #8 of 11
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I take that back... It started okay after a Safe Mode reset...

So... I must be misunderstanding... I can replace the Intel SATA controllers with another set of drivers? How does that work?

If not... Well, how can I be sure this is my problem? Without spending $200 on another board of course and finding out it isn't...
post #9 of 11
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It seems that controller has actually died completely. Four successful restarts, each time missing the four drives on those ports.

I'll go to Fry's tomorrow and buy a new motherboard... Any recommendations? All I need is 3 PCIe ports, 8 SATA ports of any kind, 4 DIMM slots and a 1155 socket...
post #10 of 11
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New mobo. Problems completely gone.

Time to RMA!

Thanks guys.
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