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The article specifically states fixed chipsets.

And if they're going to be shipping a new version of the chip, mobo's would need to be available.
False. I see nowhere in either article posted that says they are shipping out new chipsets that are fixed. What I do see is Intel will resume shipping the boards that still have the design flaw for the intended use of PC's that will not be affected, i.e. they won't be using SATA3 ports.
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Don't get too excited -- this isn't brand new *fixed* hardware just yet...at least that's not how it is implied by this Wall Street Journal article. PC manufacturers want Sandy Bridge hardware to sell new systems. They've been pushing Intel to re-sell the faulty boards. Considering most motherboards have at least 4 mobo ports means there's a few good ones for PC manufacturers to use. It's shady and crappy for consumers who aren't tech savy, but business as usual by your typical big corporation. This is of course if i'm reading the article correctly.

The way it sounds, it'll still be march before pc enthusiasts such as us see SB hardware return to the likes of Newegg and such.

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its going to take awhile for the fixed ones to turn up in usa/europe because of shipping taking time etc
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False. I see nowhere in either article posted that says they are shipping out new chipsets that are fixed. What I do see is Intel will resume shipping the boards that still have the design flaw for the intended use of PC's that will not be affected, i.e. they won't be using SATA3 ports.
Title of the article states:

Intel's fixed chipsets to ship as early as next week

After reading Intel's Press, yeah, it's only for pre-configured systems, that are not affected by the flaw.

The title of the article is misleading. I too was wondering how they could possibly have fixed chipsets already.

For those who can't wait. SB gear is still available on Amazon, and for now, people could simply get a SATA controller if they need the extra ports, and just do a mobo swap when the updated chipsets are available.

OP updated.
Edited by 2010rig - 2/7/11 at 5:35pm
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Wait so the issue isn't with the actual CPU itself, but just the motherboards right?
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Wait so the issue isn't with the actual CPU itself, but just the motherboards right?
its a motherboard issue not a cpu issue
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Wait so the issue isn't with the actual CPU itself, but just the motherboards right?
Correct, specifically the Intel SATA II controllers/ports. Non-intel ports and SATA III ports are good to go.

Side note -- the corporation I work for received an email from our Dell rep today detailing the Sandy Bridge stuff as new and breaking news. (lol, they don't use the internet apparently.) They said that besides the SATA port issue, there were several other major flaws -- though they were under an NDA and couldn't talk about it. I told my boss that was BS and if there were more issues, we'd know about them already.

Just passing some info along...
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Wait so the issue isn't with the actual CPU itself, but just the motherboards right?
General terms, yes. There's a problem in Intel's chipset that was supplied to board manufacturers.
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It's good to see that this is taken care of quickly.

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god I sure hope this is true!! I just sold my motherboard and am out my desktop until the fixed sandy bridge chips are back. I can't wait till April relying only on my laptop...
I've had to do that for a month and a half when my socket 939 computer died last Christmas. It wasn't fun.
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