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If the flaw does indeed occur irregularly, and over time, it may not be something we can reliably test for ourselves on current Sandy Bridge boards. We didn't notice performance issues on the three Sandy Bridge systems we've already tested. If there's no guarantee that you will ever encounter the problem, you may even want to gamble, rather than suffer the downtime and general hassle of shipping your new system back for repair, especially when it's unclear how long you'll have to wait before the replacement motherboards are ready.

I hope this isn't considered a repost, there's another great article on CNET talking about this problem but I believe this will be of interest to a number of users.

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Actually decent info . Thanks smile.gif
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Actually decent info . Thanks smile.gif

Yeah, this was the goal. There are a number of posts and speculation but this article has responses from vendors with plans of action. Still, there's not much in place in terms of logitstics but it is a start.
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How would you know if you have a flawed board?

By my count, it hasn't been 3-5 years yet
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How would you know if you have a flawed board?

By my count, it hasn't been 3-5 years yet

Well, inherently they're all flawed. The question is as to whether or not you'll see it arise.
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They are not all flawed, only 5% (according to intel) are affected.....
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Moral of the story?

Dont use Sata 3Gb/s.
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Yeah, no point RMA'ing your 1155 board right now, when there's no replacement boards even available.
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lol@ people who brag about their 5ghz and their newly Sandy Bridge build. It had DRM, now a fraws in the chipset on those MOBO


This is why i don't buy newly release stuff because you're basicly a "guinea pig" on their just release item.

Stuff like this can happen. i always wait for newly release item to mature before i buy them
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Hmm, will have to give Asus a call in a few days. Just put together a system for my dad using the P8P67 LE board. Used SataIII slots 0, 1. Which are run by the P67 chipset that also runs slots 4,5,6,7 which are SataII. (SataIII slot 3 is Marvell controlled.)
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