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Yo OCN, Not sure if this was already posted, but I thought this was really useful. MicroCenter actually sent me this in the mail, but I found it online and wanted to post.

On January 31, 2011, Intel announced a design error with the Intel® 6 Series Chipset (code-named Cougar Point). The chipset is used in PCs with the new Intel 2nd Generation Core Processors (code-named Sandy Bridge) and in motherboards designed to be used with these processors. These PCs and motherboards went on sale January 9, 2011.

Please be assured that Micro Center will stand behind each of our customers who purchased a system or a motherboard from us featuring this chipset. Intel has already made the necessary change in the manufacturing process to correct the error, and properly functioning replacements are now in production. We expect replacement motherboards to be available in large quantities within a May-June 2011 timeframe.

To minimize the disruption to you, we suggest that you continue to use your motherboard or desktop system until replacement parts are available (see the rework below). At that time, we will contact you with instructions regarding how to get your motherboard replaced or your system repaired.

Please keep in mind that there is no problem with the Intel 2nd Generation Core Processors themselves.

If you prefer, you may return your motherboard or affected PC to your nearest Micro Center for a full refund. Manufacturers of affected laptop systems purchased from Micro Center recommend that you return your laptop to us for a full refund.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused by this issue, and our assurance that we will keep you informed of any further developments.

http://www.microcenter.com/storefron...idge_info.html

^^That is the link...
It goes on to describe the problem and what is affected. Also, talks about each manufacturer and their policies.
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At that time, we will contact you with instructions regarding how to get your motherboard replaced or your system repaired.
That doesn't look good, are the going to actually perform the work?
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No clue if this is old news or not, but its certainly good news. Happy to see MC returning (even if only briefly, and because they really HAVE to) to the days where they actually wernt worthless for anything other than cpu sales.
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That doesn't look good, are the going to actually perform the work?
I imagine they will just cross-ship any effected prebuilts back to the manufacturers and exchange mobos with anyone who bought them individually.

Biggest issue I see is haggling with microsoft but by that time they will likely have so many people calling them that they will just set up an automated "my SB motherboard got replaced, fix plox" service.
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lol sorry bud you're way late, there's been threads made already

i got this email on 2/1 .............
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