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Already Switched my two harddrives over to the Sata III Ports. My optical drive is the only thing on Sata II. I will just get a new board from RMA when they are available-no big deal!

It is also good to have a 980X rig during the RMA
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When I left my house this afternoon the sandy bridge motherboards were up for sale. By the time I got to Microcenter, they were all pulled off the shelves. Now that is either really poor or really good timing depending on how you look at it. I came home with an i5 2500k and some ram. I hope it doesn't take forever to get some new motherboards shipping.
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this may also push back the release date of ivybridge. as long as they are spending time/money on fixing this problem they arent spending as much time/money on ivy bridge. great going intel.

edit: just checked newegg, they too have pulled all p67 boards.
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I wonder how long this will last.

I could sell my GD55 for profit muwahahaa
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Originally Posted by PresNotSure View Post
When I left my house this afternoon the sandy bridge motherboards were up for sale. By the time I got to Microcenter, they were all pulled off the shelves. Now that is either really poor or really good timing depending on how you look at it. I came home with an i5 2500k and some ram. I hope it doesn't take forever to get some new motherboards shipping.
Probably will have to wait. Intel plans to be shipping replacements at the end of Feb.
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When I left my house this afternoon the sandy bridge motherboards were up for sale. By the time I got to Microcenter, they were all pulled off the shelves. Now that is either really poor or really good timing depending on how you look at it. I came home with an i5 2500k and some ram. I hope it doesn't take forever to get some new motherboards shipping.
It is likely going to be late March-early April when the newer fixed boards are released. End of February is when the OEM's get the new chips. It is going to take awhile before it goes retail.
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This put me on a dilemma, should I just return the motherboard and wait until they fix it or return both the CPU + motherboard? Anyone just got the combo giving me any inputs pls?
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Sandy Bridge chipset flaw to cost Intel $1 billion

Did you say that while making this face?

    
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This put me on a dilemma, should I just return the motherboard and wait until they fix it or return both the CPU + motherboard? Anyone just got the combo giving me any inputs pls?
To put it in perspective, only an estimated 5-15% of boards will suffer any degradation at all, and that's over a ~3 year period.

If you already have your board there's really nothing to freak out about. You may not even need to send it back. And even if you are an unlucky one with a bad SATA controller, your 6gb/s SATA ports are unaffected.

Unless you really need like every SATA port on your mobo, it shouldn't discourage you from putting your system together if you already have it.
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