10 Replies Latest reply on Feb 1, 2011 9:38 PM by pauncho1

    Sandy Bridge Chipsets Defective!!

    Bill Gehrke Most Valuable Participant

      Intel has just announced it has a major (my words not Intel's) flaw in the current Sandy Bridge Chipset which is called.Intel 6 Cougar Point. I have seen two contradictory statements as to what boards are involved, but it just the motherboard and not the processor itself.  Intel estimates that it will cost them around $700 million to correct this problem


      "In some cases, the Serial-ATA (SATA) ports within the chipsets may degrade over time, potentially impacting the performance or functionality of SATA-linked devices such as hard disk drives and DVD-drives," the Intel statement read.


      See Harm was right in discouraging using these chips!!