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Tuesday, 08 February 2011

Flawed Sandybridge systems being sold with PCI Express workaround

As we all know by now, Intel announced that it was pulling all Cougar Point chipsets that support the new Sandybridge desktop and laptop processor family due to a design flaw in the chip controlling the Serial ATA II data inputs.

Intel have recently announced that while they are working on remanufacturing the chipset that it will resume shipping the older, flawed version of the chipset and pledged to work with system vendors to either eliminate or minimise customer exposure to the potential issue.

This flaw is said to affect 5 to 15 percent of all Cougar Point motherboards and in a worst case scenario would make connected drives become unusuable over a period of time... KitGuru


 

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# RE: Flawed Sandybridge systems being sold with PCI Express workaroundryegrass 2011-02-10 16:09
This article doesn't mention the PCI Express workaround in its title at all.
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# RE: RE: Flawed Sandybridge systems being sold with PCI Express workaroundOlin Coles 2011-02-10 16:10
Did you click on the link to the full story?
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# no link was thereryegrass 2011-02-10 23:03
Sorry no link was there a couple of hours ago, but it's there now.
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