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I don't really feel like returning mine, once I notice degredation I will, but not unless I do.
I am just returning mine to be safe... it would suck for my SATA ports to fail a few days after the ASUS warranty expires.
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I have noticed that this has become one big Sandy Bridge vs The World. I think everyone understands that SataIII can run all sata drives, BUT if I went into a store to buy a board and they said the one in my hand was defective and I wouldn't buy that one. I understand that no one keeps a board for 3 years but knowing intel it maybe closer to 1 year who knows.

All you 1155 people....STOP BEING SO DEFENSIVE. Must of us feel bad because of the problem. I was about to order off of newegg the night it happened. had everything in my wishlist. Woke up to place the order and noticed everthing was deactivated.
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lots of places here (uk) still are selling the boards, all have a notice about the issue, ive sent one a email to ask what happens if i buy now,

im currently without a pc, have been for 2 months as sold the rest, got the money together for SB and bang, this happened, i dont mind buying a board and using the 2 6gb ports ofr hdd's and one sata 2 for dvd drive, if i can just swap the board out in a few months,
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Yea were I live most shops are still selling the boards aswell.. its not such a big deal tbh... you can build ur rig now and return the board later on and swap it, atleast this way you can get ur rig up and working.
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I am just returning mine to be safe... it would suck for my SATA ports to fail a few days after the ASUS warranty expires.
I may not return/swap mine at all, even later. With what I have, I'm getting a solid 24/7 5 GHz OC with very low vcore and low temps (61-62 loaded). I'm not sure I want to mess with this setup, even if this board just gets thrown away eventually.
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Yea were I live most shops are still selling the boards aswell.. its not such a big deal tbh... you can build ur rig now and return the board later on and swap it, atleast this way you can get ur rig up and working.
You are saying this under the premise that you will be able to SWAP Mobos whenever you want to...I'm BANKING on not being able to return the board after a certain time for reasons related to this issue, unless you are already under warranty.

So before you get cozy with this board, i suggest you just return it JUST because it is a defective board. Would you have a defective HDD in your computer if it still ran? No, because it's defective, and would kill your data at any moment.
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I may not return/swap mine at all, even later. With what I have, I'm getting a solid 24/7 5 GHz OC with very low vcore and low temps (61-62 loaded). I'm not sure I want to mess with this setup, even if this board just gets thrown away eventually.
what voltage are you using for a stable 5GHz ???
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what voltage are you using for a stable 5GHz ???
The CPU-Z voltage in my sig link is at 100% load in Prime95. Vcore is 1.4 in the BIOS.
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You are saying this under the premise that you will be able to SWAP Mobos whenever you want to...I'm BANKING on not being able to return the board after a certain time for reasons related to this issue, unless you are already under warranty.

So before you get cozy with this board, i suggest you just return it JUST because it is a defective board. Would you have a defective HDD in your computer if it still ran? No, because it's defective, and would kill your data at any moment.
I called with our reseller today and in 3 months I will be able to get another board in 2 days without much hassle (creditnote) so I can't see the problem why I should be waiting to use this one and swap it out later. They also told me they wont have the new ones till end april.
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The CPU-Z voltage in my sig link is at 100% load in Prime95. Vcore is 1.4 in the BIOS.
doh!... silly me, how did i miss that

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