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    Default Re: [GIGABYTE] Retrieve Announcement for Intel 6-Series B2 Stepping Based Motherboard

    In addition to my PM, if you don't call tomorrow, wait and see if you can then view it online Monday or Tuesday.

    Then if not call in for sure, or reply to that email and ask.

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    Default Re: [GIGABYTE] Retrieve Announcement for Intel 6-Series B2 Stepping Based Motherboard

    asus,asrock,gigabyte, msi and intel p67/h67 mbrds are still being sold and in quantity.
    Whether they are still being supplied by mbrd manufacturers or are still in the chain is another q.
    but:
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    Intel Provides Update on Support Chip Design Issue

    Posted by pdarling 07-Feb-2011


    <!-- END blog post subject header --><!-- END blog post subject --><!-- BEGIN blog post body --><!-- [DocumentBodyStart:602d969e-c56d-440d-81ba-7320fe092d68] -->
    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2011 – On January 31, 2011, Intel disclosed a design issue with a support chip, the Intel® 6 Series Chipset that has the potential to impact certain PC system configurations. Intel subsequently initiated extensive discussions with computer makers about this topic. Both Intel and its customers are focused on delivering the highest quality PC systems based on Intel® 2<SUP class=sm>nd</SUP> Generation Core® Processors. As a result of these discussions and specific requests from computer makers, Intel is resuming shipments of the Intel® 6 Series Chipset for use only in PC system configurations that are not impacted by the design issue.

    Only computer makers who have committed to shipping the Intel® 6 Series Chipset in PC system configurations that are not impacted by the design issue will be receiving these shipments.

    This resumption of shipments of the Intel® 6 Series Chipset is not changing the company’s updated first quarter 2011 and full-year financial Outlook published on January 31<SUP>st</SUP>.

    In parallel, Intel has started manufacturing on a new version of this support chip. Intel now expects to begin shipping the new parts in mid February.





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    Who these manufacturers/makers are is secret .

    Maybe its all mobile manufacturers ,or maybe its more than 2x sata III port equpped boards and they have warning stickers over the sata II ports

    Id suppose from previous experience :

    1.If you have a mbrd that is dead it probably isnt the chipset degredation problem and just try n get cash back from the retailer.

    2.The mbrd manufacturers are unlikely to have, or want to send out b2 boards as exchange,even if the problem isnt the 6 chipset thing,until they have new stuff and b3 boards ready to send and compo claims to intel can be processed.

    It is kinda ts on u as the end user but if theres any real problem between now and whenever b3 boards are freely available ,I wouldnt plan on instant satisfaction.What about the cpu etc.

    I must like to gamble ,I ordered a p67 mbrd + cpu + memory this weekend and they are in transit as I post this.
    If they turn out to be DOA well Ill just have to return to retailer ,once I determine which component is borked,most likely board or memory.

    If the system works ok:
    a. best case scenario would be being able to change mbrd for an ivybridge one when its released as ivybridge boards will supposedly be backward compatible with sandy cpu,but not the other way round.
    z68 doesnt seem to be much different,just enables the on chip gx for p67 owners and not a lot more.
    b.Just rma the board when the "good ones" are available.
    Last edited by kick; 02-15-2011 at 04:05 AM.
    Current Systems:

    Asrock p67 Extreme6.............. Gigabyte EP-45 UD3 ...................... Gigabyte 73 PVM S2
    Intel i5 2500k 4.8ghz................ Intel Q8400 3.8ghz......................... Intel D820 2.8ghz
    Zalman 10x cooler.................... Coolermaster V8............................ HP cooler
    8GB Gskill ripjaw ddr3.............. 4GB Gskill PI ddr2.......................... 4GB samsung ddr2
    60GB ssd/500GB HDD .............. WD 1TB hdd.................................... Seagate 160GB hdd
    GTX 460 1GB x2 SLI ................. Msi 9600GT 512MB(died) ........... Onboard gx
    Win7 64 ,750w psu(ocz)............ Win7 64 ,520w psu,seasonic...... Win XP pro ,400w psu

    HEC 6A34 case . ....................... Jeantec R2 case............................ Packard Bell case

    hoping to upgrade to http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/habicase.shtml
    http://www.flixya.com/video/140325/Animal-launching

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    Default Re: [GIGABYTE] Retrieve Announcement for Intel 6-Series B2 Stepping Based Motherboard

    I wouldn't be so sure just any board that has the effected chipset will be RMAd without any questions asked.
    As intel is probably not going to cover costs for the replacement of all motherboards that have been manufactured I can assume manufacturers won't be too happy to do so themselves.

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    Default Re: [GIGABYTE] Retrieve Announcement for Intel 6-Series B2 Stepping Based Motherboard

    the reluctance on rma returns at this point is because the mbrd manufacturers have no "look intel, i shipped the good board out as a replacement or( i shipped 100,000 ) give me the rebate".

    You cant really do that if you havent recieved good chipsets yet , but yeh Ive no reason to doubt any mbrd manufacturer wont replace a mbrd for free evewn if it still seems to be working fine.

    I believe intel will cover the cost of replacing any returned mbrd/system just not direct refunds to the end user.
    They have "bean counters" loss adjusters, whatever you like to call them on this.They will have projections on how many products will be returned, how many customers couldnt be bothered etc etc.This problem really only arose under extreme conditions when first discovered which would be .yeh overclocking so that cuts the returns more.

    The whether it was bought before the 31 jan or not q wont arise, its too complex and some retailers have agreements that even if they sell b2 stock now(previously linked) the recover,retrieval,restore thing will still be honored.

    All the boards will have batch numbers etc ,
    Its more a q of will there be a free rma time limit , the inconvenience of stripping down your pc,will u get free postage , how long will it take , and my personal favorite getting an ivybridge board early next year for very few bucks,if they are out of revised b3 boards.
    Yeh dream on , but ill chance it for now.
    Last edited by kick; 02-15-2011 at 06:43 AM.
    Current Systems:

    Asrock p67 Extreme6.............. Gigabyte EP-45 UD3 ...................... Gigabyte 73 PVM S2
    Intel i5 2500k 4.8ghz................ Intel Q8400 3.8ghz......................... Intel D820 2.8ghz
    Zalman 10x cooler.................... Coolermaster V8............................ HP cooler
    8GB Gskill ripjaw ddr3.............. 4GB Gskill PI ddr2.......................... 4GB samsung ddr2
    60GB ssd/500GB HDD .............. WD 1TB hdd.................................... Seagate 160GB hdd
    GTX 460 1GB x2 SLI ................. Msi 9600GT 512MB(died) ........... Onboard gx
    Win7 64 ,750w psu(ocz)............ Win7 64 ,520w psu,seasonic...... Win XP pro ,400w psu

    HEC 6A34 case . ....................... Jeantec R2 case............................ Packard Bell case

    hoping to upgrade to http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/habicase.shtml
    http://www.flixya.com/video/140325/Animal-launching

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    Default Re: [GIGABYTE] Retrieve Announcement for Intel 6-Series B2 Stepping Based Motherboard

    All of these replaced models names will end with -B3, for example GA-P67A-UD7-B3.
    GA-Z170X-SOC Force , Kaby Lake...
    GA-Z97X
    -SOC Force ,
    Core i7-4790K @ 4.9 GHz
    GA-Z87X-UD3H ,Core i7-4770K @ 4.7 GHz
    G.Skill F3-2933C12D-8GTXDG
    @ 3100 (12-15-14-35-CR1) @1.66V
    2xSSD Corsair Force GS 128 (RAID 0), WD Caviar Black SATA3 1TB HDD,
    Evga GTS 450 SC, Gigabyte Superb 720W
    XSPC RayStorm D5 EX240 (Liquid Ultra)
    NZXT Phantom 630 Ultra Tower
    Win 7 SP1 x64;Win 8.1 x64;
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    Default Re: [GIGABYTE] Retrieve Announcement for Intel 6-Series B2 Stepping Based Motherboard

    yeh the :
    recall procedures are out .
    The manufacturers want you to return as fast as possible .
    1.extended warranties!
    2.We will post before you send!
    3. all costs are covered by us!

    What Im interested in is, is there an absolute time limit?.Like can I get an ivybridge ,(backward compatibe with sandy cpu) on a "lets do a deal " basis.
    Right now,Im not too worried one way or the other..I would expect a normal warranty from the time i recieve a replacement mbrd,for whatever reason!!.
    z boards you can keep.
    I already have a 6 port sata III board so theoritically,Im covered,but for stripping down a pc I personally want some benefit from the intel gravy train.

    Intel/whoever cant time limit the recall.I could have been off at the sth pole checking penguin migration patterns.
    Last edited by kick; 02-25-2011 at 05:01 AM.
    Current Systems:

    Asrock p67 Extreme6.............. Gigabyte EP-45 UD3 ...................... Gigabyte 73 PVM S2
    Intel i5 2500k 4.8ghz................ Intel Q8400 3.8ghz......................... Intel D820 2.8ghz
    Zalman 10x cooler.................... Coolermaster V8............................ HP cooler
    8GB Gskill ripjaw ddr3.............. 4GB Gskill PI ddr2.......................... 4GB samsung ddr2
    60GB ssd/500GB HDD .............. WD 1TB hdd.................................... Seagate 160GB hdd
    GTX 460 1GB x2 SLI ................. Msi 9600GT 512MB(died) ........... Onboard gx
    Win7 64 ,750w psu(ocz)............ Win7 64 ,520w psu,seasonic...... Win XP pro ,400w psu

    HEC 6A34 case . ....................... Jeantec R2 case............................ Packard Bell case

    hoping to upgrade to http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/habicase.shtml
    http://www.flixya.com/video/140325/Animal-launching

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    Default Re: [GIGABYTE] Retrieve Announcement for Intel 6-Series B2 Stepping Based Motherboard

    Gigabyte on sale P67/H67 B3 Stepping Mainboard in Taiwan



    GA-Z170X-SOC Force , Kaby Lake...
    GA-Z97X
    -SOC Force ,
    Core i7-4790K @ 4.9 GHz
    GA-Z87X-UD3H ,Core i7-4770K @ 4.7 GHz
    G.Skill F3-2933C12D-8GTXDG
    @ 3100 (12-15-14-35-CR1) @1.66V
    2xSSD Corsair Force GS 128 (RAID 0), WD Caviar Black SATA3 1TB HDD,
    Evga GTS 450 SC, Gigabyte Superb 720W
    XSPC RayStorm D5 EX240 (Liquid Ultra)
    NZXT Phantom 630 Ultra Tower
    Win 7 SP1 x64;Win 8.1 x64;
    Win 10 x64

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    Default Re: [GIGABYTE] Retrieve Announcement for Intel 6-Series B2 Stepping Based Motherboard

    GA-P67A-UD7-B3 (and others) are on official Gigabyte web.
    UD7 and UD5 remain Rev.1.0 and the rest are Rev.1.1.

    GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-P67A-UD7-B3 (rev. 1.0)
    Last edited by stasio; 02-26-2011 at 11:19 AM.
    GA-Z170X-SOC Force , Kaby Lake...
    GA-Z97X
    -SOC Force ,
    Core i7-4790K @ 4.9 GHz
    GA-Z87X-UD3H ,Core i7-4770K @ 4.7 GHz
    G.Skill F3-2933C12D-8GTXDG
    @ 3100 (12-15-14-35-CR1) @1.66V
    2xSSD Corsair Force GS 128 (RAID 0), WD Caviar Black SATA3 1TB HDD,
    Evga GTS 450 SC, Gigabyte Superb 720W
    XSPC RayStorm D5 EX240 (Liquid Ultra)
    NZXT Phantom 630 Ultra Tower
    Win 7 SP1 x64;Win 8.1 x64;
    Win 10 x64

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    Default Re: [GIGABYTE] Retrieve Announcement for Intel 6-Series B2 Stepping Based Motherboard

    News updated on first post with the following :

    -- GIGABYTE Ships All New B3 6 Series Motherboards --
    -- Totally New B3 Motherboards Feature Revised B3 Stepping Chipset, Motherboard, Logo, Retail Box Design, and Model Numbers--



    City of Industry, California, February 25, 2011 - GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions, today announced that they have begun shipping the totally redesigned GIGABYTE 6 series motherboards featuring the new Intel® B3 stepping chipsets. Motherboards are expected to be available around 2nd week of March. Please check with your store sales representatives or online store for product availability.


    The new B3 version GIGABYTE 6 Series motherboards have been totally redesigned and renamed so that they can easily be distinguished from the older B2 versions through the signature ‘B3’ at the end of the model name. For example, the GA-P67A-UD7 has been replaced by the GA-P67A-UD7-B3 and the GA-H67A-UD3H has been replaced by the GA-H67A-UD3H-B3. The new model name is highly visible on the retail box, PCB, in the BIOS at start up and on applications such as the GIGABYTE 6 Series SATA Check utility and CPU-Z.


    GIGABYTE 6 Series SATA Check Utility

    Immediately after learning about the B2 stepping Intel® 6 Series chipset design error, GIGABYTE released the easy to use GIGABYTE 6 Series SATA Check utility that helps to optimize SATA performance by identifying the white SATA 6Gbps that can be used, while advising users not to use the affected Intel® PCH SATA ports. As the new B3 versions on 6 Series motherboards start to ship, GIGABYTE just released an updated 6 Series SATA Check utility that also identifies the chipset and its stepping (either B2 or B3).


    Another way to identify a B3 stepping chipset motherboard is to look for the motherboard model name as the PC boots.



    More information about GIGABYTE’s all new B3 revision 6 Series motherboards is available from the official GIGABYTE website and the GIGABYTE Tech Daily blog.



    About GIGABYTE Upgrade Your Life

    GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a leading brand in the IT industry with branch offices located in 24 countries around the world. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a small research and development team and has since taken a position as one of the in the world's top motherboard manufacturers. In addition to motherboards and graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include notebook and desktop PCs, datacenter servers, networking products, mobile handsets, and home entertainment devices to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY for more information.

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    Default Re: [GIGABYTE] Retrieve Announcement B2 - Updated - All New B3 6 Series Motherboards

    -- Totally New B3 Motherboards Feature Revised B3 Stepping Chipset, Motherboard, Logo, Retail Box Design, and Model Numbers--


    Well yes ,
    Nice pics etc:
    Would expect the mbrds to be new.
    Pulling out the old chipsets and resoldering wouldnt really appeal.
    What sort of incentives are there to encourage/compensate board owners.especially p67 ud7 ones,(plenty of sata III ports) to return their b2 boards?.

    Of the big 3 mbrd manufacturers:
    1)Msi are doing a "we send new board to you,before you have to send old board to us" thing,but hey that still involbves stripping down the pc.
    2)Asrock are operating an extended guarantee,ie your normal guarantee will start when you receive the new board, if u return the board by the end of June..
    Oooh exciting..I would expect that anyway as a minimum.
    3) What is Gigabytes deal for the end user?

    I mean essentially as far as I can see: the msi incentive is u need to tell them your details. cc number address etc. Fair enough.
    Your only down time is switching out the mbrd once you get the new one.
    However, it still has to be done.

    Asrock..: your guarantee begins again when you get the new mbrd provided you change before end of June.Thats ,well lets just say I dont think thats any incentive at all.

    Gigabyte; "Its B3!". well it kinda needs to be doesnt it?.

    Dont get me wrong: I bought a p67 board after I knew of the problem on a "gamble" basis but I dont see any "you bought a lets say ud5 p67 before the recall,now you get a ud7 b3 for free or you bought a ud7,now we include a usb3 front panel for free! on replacement!" from Gigabyte.
    OR
    In my case from Asrock "you bought an extreme6..heres a b3 fatality board instead" kind of thing.
    The smoke n mirrors "oooh its b3!,exactly the same as B2 but at no cost to us and some inconvenience to you", doesnt impress me a lot.
    Last edited by kick; 02-27-2011 at 05:53 AM.
    Current Systems:

    Asrock p67 Extreme6.............. Gigabyte EP-45 UD3 ...................... Gigabyte 73 PVM S2
    Intel i5 2500k 4.8ghz................ Intel Q8400 3.8ghz......................... Intel D820 2.8ghz
    Zalman 10x cooler.................... Coolermaster V8............................ HP cooler
    8GB Gskill ripjaw ddr3.............. 4GB Gskill PI ddr2.......................... 4GB samsung ddr2
    60GB ssd/500GB HDD .............. WD 1TB hdd.................................... Seagate 160GB hdd
    GTX 460 1GB x2 SLI ................. Msi 9600GT 512MB(died) ........... Onboard gx
    Win7 64 ,750w psu(ocz)............ Win7 64 ,520w psu,seasonic...... Win XP pro ,400w psu

    HEC 6A34 case . ....................... Jeantec R2 case............................ Packard Bell case

    hoping to upgrade to http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/habicase.shtml
    http://www.flixya.com/video/140325/Animal-launching

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