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Just read an article (Toms Hardware) that Newegg has pulled all 1155LGA Sandy Bridge processors until the P67 board issues get straightened out.

Not only is this stuff just marginally faster then the 1366LGA, but in many cases there isn't much reason to upgrade besides some pointless bragging/segregated benchmarks.

Now personally, I think the ability to hit 5Ghz on air and fully use the power of these chipsets/motherboards is great, and I think they will iron this issue's out in time.

Question is, with millions of recalls and countless unhappy customers, has the damage already been done?
Just want to hear from you guys and what you think as enthusiasts.
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No damage has been done to me..
Odds are on my side the issue will never affect me.. But Microcenter said when the "fixed" boards come in we will be allowed to exchange them... So really its no harm no foul IMO.. Just fix it
Also you seem to forget there are other sockets people could have upgraded from.
I myself came from a Phenom II w/ DDR2 setup..
HUGE UPGRADE
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Welcome to 3 days ago...

There is already a mega-thread about it.
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Originally Posted by amstech View Post
Just read an article (Toms Hardware) that Newegg has pulled all 1155LGA Sandy Bridge processors until the P67 board issues get straightened out.

Not only is this stuff just marginally faster then the 1366LGA, but in many cases there isn't much reason to upgrade besides some pointless bragging/segregated benchmarks.

Now personally, I think the ability to hit 5Ghz on air and fully use the power of these chipsets/motherboards is great, and I think they will iron this issue's out in time.

Question is, with millions of recalls and countless unhappy customers, has the damage already been done?
Just want to hear from you guys and what you think as enthusiasts.
Same goes for almost every upgrade segment between each gen. Nvidia 470>570, AMD 5870>6970, Vertex 1 > Vertex 2.

And this topic about the sata issues have been beaten to death for the past few days.
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Sandybridge CPU parts are nice but P67 1155 wasn't really a direct upgrade from X58 1366. X68 on 1356/2011 will be the upgrade, sometime near the end of the year.

Compared to P55, P67 is definitely an improvement, Intel just should have tested a little longer before releasing them. Sure Intel is made of money but still this recall won't be cheap for them, something near a billion dollar mistake.
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It definitely gives Bulldozer an opportunity to get into the hearts, minds and wallets of people with "havetohavetheneweststuffonthemarketitis" and we will probably see Ivy Bridge shunted back to summer 2012
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AGAIN? Jesus people. Keep up with the news. Edit: or at least SEARCH before posting.

Over 9000 threads have been dedicated to this already on OCN.
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Personally I am very happy that I bought my system before the anouncement come out. I just couldn't wait till to fix the bug and upgrade them cause my previous system died. So I would be without computer till late April? No way. When April comes I will swap my mobo for a good one and that's all! I don't really worry about this situation and up to now I am very satisfied with my purchase.
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AGAIN? Jesus people. Keep up with the news. Edit: or at least SEARCH before posting.

Over 9000 threads have been dedicated to this already on OCN.
I have searched and 90% of that is a bunch of poon fighting over 1366 vs 1155.

This is more about what these recalls and bad marks have did for this technology and how it will play as we roll into the future.
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It definitely gives Bulldozer an opportunity to get into the hearts, minds and wallets of people with "havetohavetheneweststuffonthemarketitis" and we will probably see Ivy Bridge shunted back to summer 2012
Ivy Bridge schedule is unaffected by this. This is actually a very minor problem to fix in the chipset, and there is a good workaround in place. The hype/hysteria over it is amazing.
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