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Intel Provides Update on Support Chip Design Issue

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. btarunr

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    On January 31, 2011, Intel disclosed a design issue with a support chip, the Intel 6 Series Chipset that has the potential to impact certain PC system configurations. Intel subsequently initiated extensive discussions with computer makers about this topic. Both Intel and its customers are focused on delivering the highest quality PC systems based on Intel 2nd Generation Core Processors. As a result of these discussions and specific requests from computer makers, Intel is resuming shipments of the Intel 6 Series Chipset for use only in PC system configurations that are not impacted by the design issue.

    Only computer makers who have committed to shipping the Intel 6 Series Chipset in PC system configurations that are not impacted by the design issue will be receiving these shipments. This resumption of shipments of the Intel 6 Series Chipset is not changing the company’s updated first quarter 2011 and full-year financial Outlook published on January 31st. In parallel, Intel has started manufacturing on a new version of this support chip. Intel now expects to begin shipping the new parts in mid February.
     
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    Vry~~ interesting~~.. So will Microcenter start selling them again now then because I would really like to pick me up a GA-P67-UD7 from there this weekend??? :respect:
     
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    in other words, shipments are resuming on systems that only use 2 sata ports (or use external controllers) such as laptops and ITX systems.
     
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    I thought the recall was so that none of the affected cougar (point ?) boards, yet to be sold would end up in circulation.

    unless they're physically removing the affected sockets from the boards (rendering the issue inert) I'm not going to comfortably sell this platform to my customers. :banghead:
     
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    read my post.

    read this quote.

    read my post again.

    ???

    Profit.
     
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    SATA 3 ports are not affected by the issue, so this seems like a logical step, I guess Intel and its partners are trying to cut their loses by moving some of their existing inventory, and when you think about it, in systems that use only the unaffected ports (mostly prebuilt OEM systems) there's really no harm done, if the final costumer didn't have an upgrade choice to begin with.

    I wonder what other steps will be taken to further reduce the costs in this recall. In my case, I use my SATA 3 ports for my drives and still have two extra 6Gbs ports available, so really no harm done, but I know a lot of ppl need more than a couple of SATA 3 ports they can rely on, and purchased boards with no extra SATA 3 controllers.
     
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    I still don't get why the cpus aren't being sold. Or rather, why all but the regular 2600s aren't available.
     
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    probably because the suppliers dont want to risk buying them, in case there are unexpected delays on the mobos.
     
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