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TBH i'm more interested in what EFI has to offer.

But eh, i just blew £40 on some more DDR2 for my current setup so i might just wait a while. Perhaps when PCI-E 3 appears on mobos'
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Pre-built systems could just as easily include SATA controllers if they need the extra ports, most people who buy pre-built systems will never open up the computer or be able to tell the difference.

Otherwise, they're just not going to use the faulty ports.
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It would be great news for sure, we'll see though, early reports stated that it couldn't be fixed by software since it was a single transistor that was causing the issue.

That would be a very quick fix though.

Maybe they found a way to find the good boards vs bad?



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.
Last time I checked Intel didnt make my Gigabyte motherboard, so your logic is flawed. It takes about two to four weeks for gigabyte to get the chipsets, two weeks to make boards and begin shipping, four weeks on a boat and ten days to arrive at a DC. So about April. Clearly you know nothing about intermodal transportation.
    
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Last time I checked Intel didnt make my Gigabyte motherboard, so your logic is flawed. It takes about two to four weeks for gigabyte to get the chipsets, two weeks to make boards and begin shipping, four weeks on a boat and ten days to arrive at a DC. So about April. Clearly you know nothing about intermodal transportation.
I was completely SPECULATING, and updated the OP.

Here's another article:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20030936-1.html

Intel says it will ensure that desktop vendors ship any Sandy Bridge systems with the PCI Express card workaround. The vendors must also remove the onboard SATA II input headers. That way customers who make a post-purchase drive upgrade won't make the mistake of using the potentially affected ports.

That arrangement certainly helps the desktop vendors, which were counting on the Sandy Bridge momentum to bolster first-quarter sales. For customers, it depends on how much they mind sacrificing a PCIe slot for the promise of an immediate Sandy Bridge performance boost.

If you order a Sandy Bridge system now, many desktop vendors will offer free motherboard upgrades and bidirectional shipping to replace the flawed motherboard once the repaired board becomes available. Intel has said the replacement motherboards will start shipping by mid-February, and that it expects shipments and vendor qualification of the new boards will be completed industrywide by April.

......

I still stand by my statement that people can just get a SATA controller for now, until the fixed motherboards are out. With bidirectional shipping, the downtime won't be weeks like some people thought.

Plus, clearly you missed this post and just wanted to sound smart right?

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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 6:02pm
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Anybody know if ASUS is offering this trade in for once the replaced mobos are available? If so, I'll be ordering this week
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Every single manufacturer will be offering replacement boards for free.

Plus, ASUS has cross shipment as it is.
http://livesupport.asus.com/aps/

ASUS Premium Service is a limited warranty service allowing cross-ship replacement on qualified motherboard models.

In order to perform a Advance Swap Program for cross-ship of replacement, you will have to provide ASUS with a valid credit card.

The non-functional or defective parts must be returned to ASUS within 14 days of submitting the warranty replacement request.
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Was the flaw something that could have been detected on a software level? Some basic program to test the integrity of the chipset? I'm sure it exists, and you know, many people probably turned in GOOD boards for nothing you know.

Did anyone ask that question?
It seems that a OEM, while stress testing the motherboards came across this problem. It wasn't Intel themselves, it was a OEM testing boards before they through them into their computers. Might have been Dell. I know they do EXTENSIVE testing on their computers. But who knows, they didn't say.
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Anybody know if ASUS is offering this trade in for once the replaced mobos are available? If so, I'll be ordering this week
I'm pretty sure every manufacturer will be accepting them back. Also, for whoever said SB mobos are available on Amazon...did you check the estimated delivery date? Last week it was showing 1-2months, which means you could pay now but you'd still have to wait for the revised boards. I didn't check them all, but I saw an Asus and a Biostar listed with the long ship date.

If you've gotta have something now, do what I did and order a cheap AMD CPU/mobo to hold you over. I didn't have a desktop so I had to order something. This will hold me over until BD, the revised SB, or IB ships. I caught a sale on newegg and got the mobo and CPU for <$200 shipped...well worth it for a temp fix.
 
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I've seen a few that are in stock for example:




There are 4 in stock. I'm not saying buy those boards, just saying some are still in stock.

For UK people, overclockers.co.uk is still selling boards with a disclaimer:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MB-311-GI
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Man, the P8P67 Pro boards are practically nonexistant at this point. Looks like I'm in for a wait.
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