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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 #21 of 50
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what do i think you should do? give intel props for announcing this at this point. it will probably cost them a lot of money, and they COULD have just tried to play it off and cover it up like a certain car company...
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post #23 of 50
No reason to send it back, you shouldn't have any problems. If your gonna keep the same board for 2+ years then I would recommend eventually following recall instructions. If your just gonna play around till Bulldozer or Ivy Bridge I wouldnt worry bout it.
post #24 of 50
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Originally Posted by Chuckclc View Post
No reason to send it back, you shouldn't have any problems. If your gonna keep the same board for 2+ years then I would recommend eventually following recall instructions.
+1, The issue doesn't make itself apparent until 3 years or more according to Intel, and even then there's a chance you won't ever see an issue.

All of the current P67s do use low grade metal layers, but not all boards will see any issues.
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post #25 of 50
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Originally Posted by LethalRise750 View Post
+1, The issue doesn't make itself apparent until 3 years or more according to Intel, and even then there's a chance you won't ever see an issue.

All of the current P67s do use low grade metal layers, but not all boards will see any issues.
That is not what Intel said. They said 15 percent can fail within 3 years under high usage.
post #26 of 50
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That is not what Intel said. They said 15 percent can fail within 3 years under high usage.
aka Servers and it's only the SATA 3Gbps Ports 5% for normal usage and 15% for heavy usage, as in heavy disk writes/reads/copies. So if you run a server you could see an issue.
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post #27 of 50
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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.
You are being fooled by the statistic though.

All Intel said is that by the third year of operation, there is a 5-15% of failure. The 15% could occur in the first month. It is unlikely but there were enough reported failures in the first month to warrant the investigation.
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post #28 of 50
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5-15% is actually a very high failure rate.
yes it is, and if it wasn't considered serious, i doubt they would be talking about replacing ALL the boards. Not to mention that it looks liek the major retailers are pulling all the products off the shelves and web sites. I'm sure if it was just a small issue, they would only address it in a case by case basis. Nonetheless, it's just a blip on the roadmap.

And BTW, I was never jealous of the SB systems. I'm glad things keep getting faster. That's what they are supposed to do. Some here seem to relish in the failure. I don't. Granted, i do feel better about building what I did in October. I'm sure happy that 950/sabertooth sale came along to push me over the edge. I was trying to hold out for a few more months.
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post #29 of 50
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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.
Totally agreed. Unless the manufacturer will take my board back and send me a fixed one free of charge, I will more than likely get a new board within the next two years. If you really think about it, if you hold out 2-3 years there will probably be some new better chip out there which will require a new mobo and cpu anyways. When that times rolls around get a p67 board on the cheap and toss your sandy bridge with it in a farming build or something.
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post #30 of 50
newegg already pulled all the sandy bridge stuff id say if you are going to be using alot of hardrives send it back if not keep it.
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