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Which part sounds BS? It's very common to send out review samples that have already been tested in the manufacturer's labs....they didn't notice the socket burn when they sent it out.....it's really not very obvious, those pins are tiny!
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post #32 of 89
This is why we should always cap a pic of the socket when you receive a new board.
Act immediately if you notice any damage at all.
Too many mobo rma's declined due to socket damage not created by the end user.
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post #33 of 89
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Originally Posted by miahallen View Post
Which part sounds BS? It's very common to send out review samples that have already been tested in the manufacturer's labs....they didn't notice the socket burn when they sent it out.....it's really not very obvious, those pins are tiny!
Ok so, first off. If they would send it i believe they would've checked it before? Or do you know any company that would want to damage their reputation on purpose? except ocz
If it's not that noticeable there's no way you noticed it without knowing what you're looking for. Or do you inspect all your stuff with magnifying glass upon receive? And if it is noticeable how it got sent out?
Pictures are even better...

I would accept the fact it is really socket 1155 and really burned and really sent out to you if at least it wasn't first week of release. And ofc if some lab would've proven that or get pins burned during test
publicity stunt, looking for attention, hmm yeah bs :/

Googling would show older picture with good chunk of mobo where still burned pins could be seen and judging by your macro shots you could've done that.
Edited by DiNet - 1/15/11 at 9:51am
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post #34 of 89
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Ok so, first off. If they would send it i believe they would've checked it before? Or do you know any company that would want to damage their reputation on purpose? except ocz
If it's not that noticeable there's no way you noticed it without knowing what you're looking for. Or do you inspect all your stuff with magnifying glass upon receive? And if it is noticeable how it got sent out?
Pictures are even better...

I would accept the fact it is really socket 1155 and really burned and really sent out to you if at least it wasn't first week of release. And ofc if some lab would've proven that or get pins burned during test
publicity stunt, looking for attention, hmm yeah bs :/

Googling would show older picture with good chunk of mobo where still burned pins could be seen and judging by your macro shots you could've done that.
Guess you don't know who Miahallen is. I've followed his overclocking exploits on the HWbot for years now. He wouldn't be the type to make stuff up or "look for attention" in this way...

I realize I'm a new member, but I've been lurking for much longer.
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Guess you don't know who Miahallen is. I've followed his overclocking exploits on the HWbot for years now. He wouldn't be the type to make stuff up or "look for attention" in this way....
FOR SURE!!!

Neither him, nor Gigabyte, would do this purposefully or make stuff up like that.
    
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Guess you don't know who Miahallen is. I've followed his overclocking exploits on the HWbot for years now. He wouldn't be the type to make stuff up or "look for attention" in this way...

I realize I'm a new member, but I've been lurking for much longer.
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FOR SURE!!!

Neither him, nor Gigabyte, would do this purposefully or make stuff up like that.
Agreed. Mia is a great member if the OC community.

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any update on what this is from?
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I appreciate that Miahallen has posted this issue.

I followed the early Foxconn socket 1156 pin burn situation and am both shocked and disappointed to see it happening again. Note that the issue affected the Foxconn socket equipped boards, not those with Lotes sockets.
Here is a refresh on that:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ket-issue.html

One problem is that there is no guarantee that a given board, perhaps shown on a review site with a Lotes socket, will not be equipped with a Foxconn socket when you go to buy one. As an example, when I replaced my previous Asus P55 Pro board, which had a Foxconn socket, for an EVGA P55 FTW board, I was expecting to see it equipped with a Lotes socket as the P55 FTW boards that I had seen on some review sites were.
Wrong.
It also had a Foxconn socket, so I immediately exchanged it at my retailer for the pricier, but Lotes socket equipped P55 FTW 200 board I have now.

Note that I could not see any evidence of pin burn in my Asus board, nor did I expect to with the moderate voltages I was using for overclocking. But, there were other issues with the Foxconn sockets such as poor pin contact which was a concern with the socket 1156, and may possibly be a concern now with Foxconn equipped socket 1155 boards.
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Originally Posted by DerComissar View Post
I appreciate that Miahallen has posted this issue.

I followed the early Foxconn socket 1156 pin burn situation and am both shocked and disappointed to see it happening again. Note that the issue affected the Foxconn socket equipped boards, not those with Lotes sockets.
Here is a refresh on that:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ket-issue.html

One problem is that there is no guarantee that a given board, perhaps shown on a review site with a Lotes socket, will not be equipped with a Foxconn socket when you go to buy one. As an example, when I replaced my previous Asus P55 Pro board, which had a Foxconn socket, for an EVGA P55 FTW board, I was expecting to see it equipped with a Lotes socket as the P55 FTW boards that I had seen on some review sites were.
Wrong.
It also had a Foxconn socket, so I immediately exchanged it at my retailer for the pricier, but Lotes socket equipped P55 FTW 200 board I have now.

Note that I could not see any evidence of pin burn in my Asus board, nor did I expect to with the moderate voltages I was using for overclocking. But, there were other issues with the Foxconn sockets such as poor pin contact which was a concern with the socket 1156, and may possibly be a concern now with Foxconn equipped socket 1155 boards.
sure as hell hope they arent bad like the prior since I have one. Have yet to overclock about to start now
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sure as hell hope they arent bad like the prior since I have one. Have yet to overclock about to start now
In all fairness, especially to Asus, the board I had is still working fine to this day, in another system which I gave to a friend, at 3800MHz, although it needs more juice to get there than my EVGA board did. Asus makes some good boards, I just decided to get a Lotes socket back then "just in case"!

That 2500k should be good to go for the race to five grand
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