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Old 09-09-2011, 11:16 AM
enipla enipla is offline
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Sandy Bridge Chipset problem

Sandy Bridge is a code name for a chipset that is on the intel i3, i5 and i7 processors. Back in the beginning of the year they had problems with it and did a recall.

Does anyone know if this is still a problem with new computers shipped? What if the machine was actually made months ago? And, well have they fixed it.

(asking for my mom)
Old 09-09-2011, 11:50 AM
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IIRC the problem was with SATA 3 ports (interface to hard drives) which could become faulty over time. This was identified in January and all newer boards have a redesigned chipset which should not experience this problem.
Old 09-09-2011, 12:32 PM
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no, the issue was fixed in the B3 revision of the chipset which has been shipping for months. The pre-B3 revisions were recalled and should have all been sent back to Intel.

ETA: Intel has a utility you can download and run to see if you have an affected version.

ETA again: sorry, that only works on Intel branded motherboards. Sorry...

Last edited by jz78817; 09-09-2011 at 12:35 PM.
Old 09-09-2011, 01:08 PM
enipla enipla is offline
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Thanks both of you. Look like the issue has been cleared up.


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