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[INR] Intel Identifies Chipset Design Error, Implementing Solution

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2011 - As part of ongoing quality assurance, Intel Corporation has discovered a design issue in a recently released support chip, the Intel® 6 Series, code-named Cougar Point, and has implemented a silicon fix. In some cases, the Serial-ATA (SATA) ports within the chipsets may degrade over time, potentially impacting the performance or functionality of SATA-linked devices such as hard disk drives and DVD-drives. The chipset is utilized in PCs with Intel's latest Second Generation Intel Core processors, code-named Sandy Bridge. Intel has stopped shipment of the affected support chip from its factories. Intel has corrected the design issue, and has begun manufacturing a new version of the support chip which will resolve the issue. The Sandy Bridge microprocessor is unaffected and no other products are affected by this issue.
http://newsroom.intel.com/community/...nting-solution
Edited by profit8652 - 1/31/11 at 8:14am
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link?
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none so far sir i am was streaming the info form my thinkorswim from cnbc, i will quick look

http://classic.cnbc.com/id/41351152
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Intel Corporation has discovered a design issue in a recently released support chip, the Intel(R) 6 Series, code-named Cougar Point, and has implemented a silicon fix. In some cases, the Serial-ATA (SATA) ports within the chipsets may degrade over time, potentially impacting the performance or functionality of SATA-linked devices such as hard disk drives and DVD-drives. The chipset is utilized in PCs with Intel's latest Second Generation Intel Core processors, code-named Sandy Bridge. Intel has stopped shipment of the affected support chip from its factories. Intel has corrected the design issue, and has begun manufacturing a new version of the support chip which will resolve the issue. The Sandy Bridge microprocessor is unaffected and no other products are affected by this issue.
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Hope it's sorted out, I'm buying a board and SB chip on the 18th. Don''t really want to deal with disassembling my system and returning my board.
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Thanks for the quick quote alex. i was like OMG when i heard it on thinkorswim streaming cnbc. so if i get this right sandy bridge itself isn't affected but the chipsets that it runs on is. the markets are making a big deal of the revenue cuts that will happen but as a computer enthusiast and looking to upgrade soon. maybe i will go amd this time
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Hope it's sorted out, I'm buying a board and SB chip on the 18th. Don''t really want to deal with disassembling my system and returning my board.
Not yet...you'd probably need to wait a couple of months or so.
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so this is a motherboard chipset error? not Sandy Bridge correct?
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