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Ok, I'm pretty sure but I wanted input for other knowledgeable folks. I know the problem with Sandy bridge is in the (southbridge) chipset's SATA controller for SATA II ports, so there's absolutely nothing wrong with the actual CPUs correct? And if this is correct, why would they stop the selling of the CPU along with the motherboards? I know I'm impatient and want to buy a CPU right now even if I have to wait on the motherboard simply because it's less I'd have to buy later. So I should have no issues if I buy one on ebay or amazon so long as the seller hasn't screwed it up themselves, correct?

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Ok, I'm pretty sure but I wanted input for other knowledgeable folks. I know the problem with Sandy bridge is in the (southbridge) chipset's SATA controller for SATA II ports, so there's absolutely nothing wrong with the actual CPUs correct? And if this is correct, why would they stop the selling of the CPU along with the motherboards? I know I'm impatient and want to buy a CPU right now even if I have to wait on the motherboard simply because it's less I'd have to buy later. So I should have no issues if I buy one on ebay or amazon so long as the seller hasn't screwed it up themselves, correct?

Thanks for the help!
Correct, it's strictly a problem with the SATA II controller.
     
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The CPUs are perfectly fine!

Only 4/6 SATA ports are effected. Really not that big of a deal. Totally overblown by news blogs
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They stopped selling the CPUs so they ddont have the headache of people buying the wrong cpu/mobo combos im guessing. The CPUs are 100% fine, it is the p67 chipset that has the issue.
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Correct there's nothing wrong with the actual CPU itself. I imagine the reason some places took down the cpu's just until they got more information on the situation. Besides uninformed people might make the mistake of buying a wrong motherboard for a different chipset if they can't find the 1155 motherboards easily.
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stoped selling cpu's so tards don't install in 1156 boards and try to rma saying it don't post and all the pins are bent from trying to force in lol
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Originally Posted by ShortySmalls View Post
stoped selling cpu's so tards don't install in 1156 boards and try to rma saying it don't post and all the pins are bent from trying to force in lol
i can picture this. lol. why r my sandby bridge not work with my evga p55 sli
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Thanks for reassuring me guys! I already bought everything else other than the HD, mobo and CPU and was just making sure i could snatch up a CPU.

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I think Tankguys still have a few 2500k and 2600ks on their webpage. You can always buy from them if you're that desperate.
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stoped selling cpu's so tards don't install in 1156 boards and try to rma saying it don't post and all the pins are bent from trying to force in lol
If Intel stopped changing the damn socket every other day there wouldn't be this problem. This is one category I think AMD it striving in, in my opinion. I love Intel, just hate having to buy a new motherboard everytime I want to upgrade my CPU.
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