Originally Posted by Nemesis158;12244908
The thing about it is, the Board isn't automatically damaged just because Intel says there is a flaw in the chip that will take years to become an issue. if you have an SB system there is no reason to get rid of it. you can continue to use it for now and when replacements become available you are welcome to get one.
You're forgetting how much of a pain in the backside this is going to be for anyone with these soon to be screwed motherboards and an OEM copy of Windows, because not only will they have to scrap the motherboards, but also buy a new copy of Windows, since OEM copies are locked to the BIOS of the motherboard, not to mention the possibility of getting the data on their HDDs/SSDs partitions lost due to read/write errors.
I was just thinking about upgrading to these new chips, thank God I didn't because it's almost impossible to get decent support from online retailers and manufacturers alike here. And I sure dodged a bullet by not migrating to these new chips, because I would have been one of the many people that would've bought an OEM copy of Windows with the newly built rig. Also can't wait to hear when the kill switch implemented in their CPUs will make the news again (when someone finds out how to kill other people's shiny new rigs).
AMD should just finish Intel off by releasing the Bulldozer chips already. Everyone's waited long enough for them now (since at least 2007).