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Intel Identifies Sandy Bridge Chipset Design Error, All Shipments Stopped

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Solaris17

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    I think so as well. Even with the knowledge of knowing the controllers are defective if it fail in 2 years or even less I seriously doubt it will be that big of an issue. The boards will get replaced like any other component. Knowing that its defective doesnt change the fact that any part in your PC can die at any time. If intel is backing it and manufacturers support their customers i dont see the issue.
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    intel's stock price is still 3.5 points higher than its YTD low despite this recall and bad PR. in fact, it has been hovering between 20 and 25 for the past 5 years. this is a blip.
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    Sure. I agree 1000%. But it does strike me that they timed this annoucement at the same time as the deal to try to lessen the impact...I was expecting an overall price gain today, due to them securing more of the tech market with the infineon deal. Instead, it's gone down...just a knee-jerk reaction, for sure. more than pricing, I am concerned about shares changing hands...who's selling, and who's buying...

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    well, then the price will be the same by tomorrow morning. :)

    On a side note, The share market is like the roulette. You place your money on a number (company). The amount of shares is your bet. The other shareholders are the other players on the table. The destiny is the croupier. If you put it in the right company, you will be rich by night. If you bet on the wrong one you will a lot less richer by nightfall and the other shareholders who bet on the right one are richer. :pimp:
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    Like you said thats true for all companys you put stock in its a gamble. I dont think investing in intel is a mistake though problem or not. Your not going to be poor over night.
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    hmm that's an annoying issue. i mean if it were me i'd be weighing the pita of taking apart my rig with the cost of a raid controller. I think the raid controller would win.

    at least they caught it before an epidemic of "why are my hard drives failing." It'll be old news in a few weeks.
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    You'd be right on that one, we can agree on that for sure. Intel is back to pre-recessionary stock pricing, and has been for some time now. This doesn't make them a problem for long term holders, but it does affect those that make micro transactions several times throughout the day.
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    A smart investor will buy during times like this. It is how the long term investor makes money in stable companies. It's also the worst time to sell, especially if you realize that a small mistake will not bring down a giant. My Intel stock will stay right where it is. May even buy a few shares today or tomorrow. Keeping an eye on the market.
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    Agreed, for people that make transactions throughout the day with multiple companys a drop like this can effect them negatively for sure. they just lost money. If it was me, I would hold intel isnt going anyware fast. Though I think we can agree on more then you think Dave Troll threads dont bring out the best in me. I find myself playing devils advocate alot. I can say negative things about intel for this as well. I just dont think it will make the situation any better. Realisticly speaking is going to inconvienece people that have already bought SB going without a rig to return a board assuming manufacturers comply is also a PITA. To people this effects its also going to be bad. Their is good that i hink can come out of it however. Prices will drop for 1st gen SB unless they force a recall. Meaning that if anything intel will get more money from the mistake. The new "fixed" boards will probably hold the same price as current boards because it was their "mistake"
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    they pulled a steve jobs. he announced he was going on medical leave on a non-trading day and after they announced 10 million ipads sold.
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    I second that.
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    If only Intel kept the chipset industry open, they could have avoided the inevitable blot on the entire platform. Sandy Bridge processors are unaffected, but since Intel is the only chipset provider, the processor's sales too might get affected by partially-informed, fully-skeptical buyers. Had someone like say NVIDIA been allowed to make a chipset for Sandy Bridge, at least buyers of Sandy Bridge would have opted for motherboards that use the NV chipset, and Intel would have at least sold Sandy Bridge processors in the process.

    Oh well, they can clear off LGA1156 inventory.
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    gotta love the knee-jerk reaction stock trolls

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    Sell all your Intel stock NOW !!! You're going to need the money to buy ammo for the 2012 zombie apocolypse.

    On topic ... This is not really a big deal at all. Some people may be affected in 2 to 3 years?
    Yawn.
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    oh noes the controller on the board might go bad after the normal enthusiest hold time on a mobo! whatever shall we do?!
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    Not only enthusiast hold time, but 3 years is typical for corporate hold time too.
    This is definitely not as worrisome as the zombie apocolypse ... or the hurricane headed for the already flooded areas of AU, or that new zit you noticed yesterday. :rolleyes:
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    WOW, I was just comparing p67 boards earlier at newegg, and everyone I tried to click on took me to a discontinued Item page! So, I came here to check the forums and seen this.. I just checked Newegg and they are only listing 9 1155 boards now.. I just got my SB parts in today.. WTF... :banghead::banghead:
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    idk about you but im about to mad profit from people selling SB on the forums.
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    I'm unclear on what's effected. I have like 3 sata controllers on my evo. One 3.0 and two 6.0. Which is supposed to have the issue?
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    Here you go:



    One week from being notified, to implementing a fix, and notifying customers is an awesome turn around.

    Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-20030070-64.html#ixzz1CeNXSnPD
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    I'll take a cheap faulty in 2 years 1155 board..lol just use sata 6 when your 3.0 SATA controller dies FTW.. :toast:


    Just 3.0 SATA controller not the 6.0 from what i've read.
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