ASUS standard warranty and terms of service are still in effect for the affected products. Intel refers to these processors as tray or OEM processors. Intel has corrected the design issue, and has begun manufacturing a new version of the support chip which will resolve the issue. This is a bit different from my initial take on the problem. The information herein is provided “as-is” and Intel does not make any representations or warranties whatsoever regarding accuracy of the information, nor on the product features, availability, functionality, or compatibility of the products listed. Contact your motherboard manufacturer or point of purchase for official policy statements.

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System and Maximum TDP is based on worst case scenarios. Your comments have been sent. Intel has initiated steps to remove affected chipsets from the manufacturing pipeline, to recall chipsets from the sales channel and undertaken measures to allow consumers to return boards affected by intek issue to the original manufacturer “to support modifications or replacements needed on motherboards or systems”.

So far Intel has only been able to document the issue after running extended testing at high temperatures in a thermal chamber and voltages. However Intel was very careful to point out that this is not a full blown recall.

The motherboard manufacturer could simply desolder your 6-series chipset and replace it with a newer stepping if it wanted to be frugal. Prices are for direct Intel customers, typically represent 1,unit purchase quantities, and are subject to change without notice.


Lithography refers to the semiconductor technology used to manufacture an integrated circuit, and is reported in nanometer nmindicative of the size of features built on the semiconductor. Thank you for your understanding, support and cooperation, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

This is why we want to offer our faithful customers the opportunity to get a refund. Some motherboard manufacturer response statements and notices are posted below for each of the major motherboard companies affected by the Intel 6-series chipset issue.

Gigabyte Intel P67 B3-Stepping Chipset & LGA Heatsinks – GA-P67A-UD7-B3 FrostyTech Review

Contact your OEM or reseller for warranty support. However, the normal warranty period and terms of service based on their original purchase date will still be honored.

Your personal information will be used to respond to this inquiry only. Refer to Datasheet for formal definitions of product properties and infel. Moving forward, the newer Intel Z68 Express chipset is essentially a combination of the feature ;67 of the Intel P67 and H67, with a couple extras like greater overclockability and Intel SRT. Intel maintains chhipset Sandy Bridge CPUs are not affected, and current users are highly unlikely to encounter the issue even under heavy loads.

In the chart above you can see how all three of 6-series Intel chipsets compare to one another. Many of Biostar authorized dealer is aware of the situation and will help to assist you. Refund at point of purchase now. The longer you use the ports, the higher that percentage will be.


The Source of Intel’s Cougar Point SATA Bug

Websites you may also like: This suspension covers all distribution and retail channels. In our Sandy Bridge review I pointed out the fair amount of design reuse that vhipset done in creating the 6-series chipset.

It sounds to me like an engineer did something without thinking and this was the result. The Sandy Bridge microprocessor is unaffected and no other products are affected by this issue.

IntelĀ® P67 Express Chipset

In the chart above you can see how all three of 6-series Intel chipsets compare to one another. Who do I return my 6-series chipset motherboard to, and when? Please submit your comments, questions, or suggestions here.

Time limited offer for motherboard exchange through MSI. Many of Biostar authorized dealer is aware of the situation and will help to assist you.

The Source of Intel’s Cougar Point SATA Bug

With graphics and memory now handled by the CPU, the Intel P67 chipset doesn’t need a iintel fast link to the processor. Biostar has initiated a service notice guide for the 6 Series products to address customer concerns.

To make matters worse, the problem was inserted at the B-stepping of the 6-series chipsets. Memory – Motherboard Benchmarks: Unfortunately for Intel, only B-stepping chipsets shipped to customers.

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