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So whats the eta? I don't think I can get a replacement board - everyone pulled theirs... Is it still April-May?
    
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Manufacturers are getting the updated chipsets this week, so let's say they take 1 month to get the new mobo's

I still think that updated mobo's will be in distribution by end of March, early April, considering Intel got this fixed pretty quickly, and I believe it's ahead of schedule.
Edited by 2010rig - 2/12/11 at 5:30pm
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I contacted Gigabyte yesterday - they said they wouldn't be able to repair my board until middle of next month at best... Its a far cry from earlier estimates, but still sucks that I'll have to wait this long.

Oh well, I already purchased a new i5-2500k -just so I don't get a bug and do something stupid like buy another AMD setup or pay the same for a 1156 setup
    
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I still don't understand why you RMA'd? why exactly did you return it?

AFAIK - there will be cross shipping options and the such, and I don't think they can simply "fix" your mobo, but rather will be offering replacing mobo's instead...

Or is it possible for them to fix it and return to the customer?

Do you know something I don't know?
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All this incidence gives me a big headache especially when I sold off all my 775 gears and don't have the second computer home.
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All this incidence gives me a big headache especially when I sold off all my 775 gears and don't have the second computer home.
You can buy the 2500k now, and you can look at it until new mobo's are available.
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I still don't understand why you RMA'd? why exactly did you return it?

AFAIK - there will be cross shipping options and the such, and I don't think they can simply "fix" your mobo, but rather will be offering replacing mobo's instead...

Or is it possible for them to fix it and return to the customer?

Do you know something I don't know?
Bios Checksum error, 4-5 minutes of power cycling, bios checksum error.

The board shat itself. I tried to get a replacement, but I couldn't.

RMA'ed the cpu just to see if I could get a better clocker.
    
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ahhh ok - makes sense. April is still looking like when boards will be available at full distribution. That's giving the OEM's a month and a half to receive the new chipsets, manufacture new mobo's, and then getting them in the hands of retailers once again.
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