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Poll Results: What should I do?

 
  • 68% (66)
    Get the PC running and wait for further notice
  • 31% (30)
    Send the board back to Newegg right away
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post #11 of 50
5-15% is actually a very high failure rate.
post #12 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by RAFFY View Post
Just build the computer this "flaw" will affect 15% of users over 3 years. By then most people here will have a new setup and/or a newer board and CPU.
Not to mention the Intel (JMB) and Marvell SATA controllers are not affected by this issue...
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post #13 of 50
Just put it together now and when the recall is running full force get your replacement. More than likely, you wont be affected by this too much as this is more of an overtime thing.

Everything should be implemented by the end of February according to Intel.

So again I think you're safe to put it all together. If it's that urgent.
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post #14 of 50
I'd say don't worry about it, Intel has already stated that its a 5% that could develop any issues over the course of 3 years. If they do have a recall then just demand an Advanced Replacement and use the Marvel/JMB controllers until you get the new one.
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post #15 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Riou View Post
5-15% is actually a very high failure rate.
Tell that every laptop brand besides ASUS and toshiba who have a failure rate of 25% or higher lol
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
Not to mention the Intel (JMB) and Marvell SATA controllers are not affected by this issue...
Too many people just read the headline and not the article. I wonder if the board I have is even affected by this as much since it doesn't even have JMB.
post #16 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by RAFFY View Post
Tell that every laptop brand besides ASUS and toshiba who have a failure rate of 25% or higher lol

Too many people just read the headline and not the article. I wonder if the board I have is even affected by this as much since it doesn't even have JMB.
All of the Chipsets are affected by the lower quality metal gates they used on the board. Now, just because they used lower quality doesn't mean that every board will degrade at the same rate, or even degrade at all.
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post #17 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by RAFFY View Post
Just build the computer this "flaw" will affect 15% of users over 3 years. By then most people here will have a new setup and/or a newer board and CPU.
Quite incorrect. Most users will keep these systems for 4-5 years. Your average user is different than your average OCNer. I will agree that within that failure timeframe most OCNers would have upgraded or settled Sandy Bridge to a backup or secondary rig.
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post #18 of 50
How many hard drives do you have?

You probably have a 1-in-10 to 1-in-7 chance of getting a board whose ICH SATA 2.0 ports will fail prematurely.

If you've only got a few drives, and don't plan on adding more than a few more, then even if you do have a bad chipset, you'll likely never experience issues.

If they offer to replace it at some point (and they probably will), you can replace it then. It will likely be less of a hassle than significantly delaying your build, or selling much of what you have and trying to find something different.
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post #19 of 50
Shuojinz, you have (4) SATA3 ports. Based on your sig, you can ease your concern by pluggin' in your optical & hd's in them and don't even think about this dilemma
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post #20 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by mott555 View Post
Put it together for now and wait for the official recall information and process to be published.
This is what I would do.
 
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