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Intel Core i7 2600K Sandy Bridge *OEM* @ Scan £235.40 + Free Delivery (Avforum Members)

I know there is a problem with the chipset, but there is nothing wrong with the CPU's only recall with the motherboards.
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#1
thanks
#2
Didn't Intel say these had some sort of errors recently?
#3
What you gonna plug this into?, nearly allmotherboards are faulty.
#4
Chip without motherboard = fail
#5
older motherboards are being recalled. New motherboards produced are fine.
#6
jalaldevil
Didn't Intel say these had some sort of errors recently?


Apparently the fault only effects some desktop boards based on Intel P67 chipset.
#7
Looks like H67 and P67 motherboards. From Intel : http://www.intel.com/consumer/products/processors/chipset.htm

The new i5 and i7 CPUs are not affected but I think they need an H67 or P67 motherboard?
1 Like #8
older motherboards are being recalled. New motherboards produced are fine.


Not true - from Intel's press release:

Intel has stopped shipment of the affected support chip from its factories. Intel has corrected the design issue, and has begun manufacturing a new version of the support chip which will resolve the issue. The Sandy Bridge microprocessor is unaffected and no other products are affected by this issue.
The company expects to begin delivering the updated version of the chipset to customers in late February and expects full volume recovery in April.
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credington
older motherboards are being recalled. New motherboards produced are fine.

They all have the flaw. Intel is producing a new revision of the chipset and recalling current stock.
Don't expect new boards until April though.
#10
Lucky I didn't get the vostro 460, was tempted. Gonna wait for the Bulldozer then check prices should be 2003 all over again, intel vs amd.
#11
aint there any deals on the old i7 950 or the 1366 motherboards? I bought 6 gigs of ram in perperation for the old i7 stuff becoming cheaper, then I wanted to sell the 6gb but have been lazy to do so, now with this problem poppin up Im wondering if I should just go back to getting the old 950 etc just because I got the 6 gb ram that wont be fully useful in a Sandybridge set up.
#12
I've got an affected motherboard. However it doesn't affect the 6gb sata ports of which there are 4 (2 x Intel and 2 x Marvell). Not bothering to send mine back to Germany (where I bought it) because of this.

P.S. It's an Asus P8P67

Edited By: credington on Feb 06, 2011 18:02
#13
jg213
aint there any deals on the old i7 950 or the 1366 motherboards? I bought 6 gigs of ram in perperation for the old i7 stuff becoming cheaper, then I wanted to sell the 6gb but have been lazy to do so, now with this problem poppin up Im wondering if I should just go back to getting the old 950 etc just because I got the 6 gb ram that wont be fully useful in a Sandybridge set up.


Why won't the 6g be fully useful in a Sandybridge setup?
#14
Because Sandybridge controller is DUAL MEMORY :D

On a serious note... Those people who think a 2600k can beat an i7 980x need to take their medicine.
#15
mgutilities
Because Sandybridge controller is DUAL MEMORY :D

On a serious note... Those people who think a 2600k can beat an i7 980x need to take their medicine.


Very true, however it does conclusively beat all the 1366 I7s in a similar price range (the 980x is about £770). To be honest the performance difference due to double/triple channel RAM is very small, it's mainly the extra cores and larger cache that make the 980x superior.

I plan to get a Sandy Bridge for my next build, but I'm in no hurry and plan to hold out until fixed motherboards are on the market and the next generation of SSDs are out.
#16
mgutilities
Those people who think a 2600k can beat an i7 980x need to take their medicine.

If you look at the benchmarks an i7-2600K will beat an i7-980X quite often as most applications don’t scale beyond 4 cores.
E.g. Photoshop CS4, Windows Media Encoder, WinRAR, Games etc
banned#17
mgutilities
Because Sandybridge controller is DUAL MEMORY :D

On a serious note... Those people who think a 2600k can beat an i7 980x need to take their medicine.


Well at almost quarter of the price, it is so embarrassingly close. If I owned a 980x, I would hate it at the moment. The new mainstream CPUs show that what Intel have still to come out this year will be something of a next level. The price is very reasonable in my opinion, compared to the performance jump you now get.

People who are saying there is a problem with the CPU. READ THE FIRST POST!

This is by far the cheapest I have seen, the problem is with the motherboards and its all the 3gbts SATA ports. You can buy one and exchange it when the replacements come out, the problem would only be noticed over heavy usage or over a longer time frame. You can use the 6gbits for hard drive so you do not lose any data and use the 3gbits for the optical drive.

do not buy the old enthusiast CPU's over this, instead wait untill the problem is solved or buy the cheap core i3 for the time being a wait until the LGA 2011 comes out.

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