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I'm going to be watching all the sites tomorrow for the best P55 deal, and sometimes things go FAST on BF, so I want to know ahead of time exactly which P55's are bad, and which are good. (In terms of the socket issue)

I will hopefully be getting a Gigabyte - My Gigabyte P35 and P45 were the best two boards I've *ever* owned, and INSANE overclockers.

But any boards would do if they were cheap enough. I'd go for ASUS/MSI/ASRock if it was $100 or less and a good socket.

So, is anybody aware of a list of all the P55's with Foxconn sockets, or which ones are confirmed to NOT have that socket?

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All foxconn sockets are affected by this issue, maybe there is a newer revision but to be perfectly safe, go with Lotes socket. EVGA P55 line and Gigabyte P55A series use the Lotes sockets. Also some ASUS P55 and MSI GD80 use mixed sockets.
 

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All foxconn sockets are affected by this issue, maybe there is a newer revision but to be perfectly safe, go with Lotes socket. EVGA P55 line and Gigabyte P55A series use the Lotes sockets. Also some ASUS P55 and MSI GD80 use mixed sockets.

Yeah, I know the bad socket deal. Unfortunately I don't know which boards have it and which don't exactly. I don't see any socket data on NewEgg, and short of going and finding the data sheets for every P55 available, I don't know how else to tell.

Just curious if somebody else had a list somewhere - if not I may work on it today.
 

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This Foxconn socket issue has been blown waaayyyy out of proportion. This was not a recurring issue that was discovered. It had happened to several boards and the reviewer had decided to put the warning out there just informing us that if you're into extreme OC'ing, you should consider a P55 mobo with a Lotes socket (http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3661). The funny thing is for all we know, it can happen to a Lotes socket. The higher percentage is that it might not but you never know if you're an unlucky one.

If you're not trying to break the cpu speed barrier, I would not get so fearful of a Foxconn socket.

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All foxconn sockets are affected by this issue
Not 100% true. There has been no confirmation of this. Only the mobos that were effected during reviews.

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I would get this mobo, great price and it uses the Lotes socket

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-410-_-Product
You might as well upgrade to the i7/1366 format...Not knocking the P55 (currently building one myself
). The 24-phases are overkill when compared to the Gigabyte P55 UDR3, UD4P, and other P55 mobos.

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To be precise, Gigabyte's P55A boards use LOTES retention bracket, but the socket itself is Foxconn.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=239344

Of course, I have no idea if the retention bracket was the problem in the first place...
There was only one Gigabyte P55 mobo that was revealed that had a socket burn but you have to pay attention to how the reviewer was OC'ing on the mobo. He was extremely OC'ing the cpu on air 1st, then on LN... http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=619607

Speaking of socket burn using Lotes socket, here's a socket burn incident using the Lotes socket on the EVGA P55 FTW... http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.p...72#post6295872

Like I had mentioned...you never know when you're the unlucky one
 

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You don't need a list there are only a few with lotes or tyco amp socket's.All of the EVGA P55 FTW that I have seen have a lotes socket I opened mine to check when I bought it.It is blown out of proportion,the guy's with the problem's were over 5Ghz and you shouldn't have a problem.
 

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When I went to Fry's they had a number of P55 motherboards on display and from what I saw BIOSTAR, Intel, EVGA and MSI were using LOTES. EVGA uses it on all their boards. Meanwhile with MSI it's 50/50 (ie. their cheapest mATX board had LOTES while their midrange GD65 had Foxconn). Not sure about how consistently Intel or BIOSTAR use LOTES sockets.
 
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