For all customers who already own any ASUS product affected by the design error identified by Intel, simply visit http: Each motherboard manufacturer initiated steps to recall the original batch of motherboards with ‘b2’-stepping P67 chipsets and swap them out for fully functional boards with ‘b3’ stepping Intel P67 chipsets. This document may not reflect all information, or up to date or accurate information. P67 and H67 motherboards: Intel Socket LGA and Heatsinks Intel has released several different heatsinks for its processors in recent years, causing a lot of confusing when it comes time to upgrade the stock cooler for a quieter or better performing heatsink.

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For computer makers and other Intel customers that have bought potentially affected chipsets or systems, Intel will work with its OEM partners to accept the return of the affected chipsets, and plans to support modifications or replacements needed on motherboards or systems. End users are eligible for a replacement with the new B3 stepping of the Chipse 6 series motherboard when it is available in channel.

IntelĀ® P67 Express Chipset

Intel Chipset Feature Comparison. The problem in the chipset was traced back to a transistor in the 3Gbps PLL clocking tree. Please check back to this site or other authorized ASUS sites periodically for updated information regarding this program. Register your motherboard with its manufacturer now if you wish to exchange it for an identical inhel not affected by the Intel 6-series chipset vhipset error. On January 31stIntel announced a design problem with the new Intel 6 series support chipset, also known as Cougar Point.


In the chart above you can see how all three of 6-series Intel itnel compare to one another. One fix for this type of a problem would be to scale down the voltage applied across the problematic transistor.

The Source of Intel’s Cougar Point SATA Bug

Intel has stopped shipment of the affected 6 Series support chip from its factories. The longer you use the ports, the higher that percentage will be. Via e-mail preferred method: This specific part is no longer being manufactured or purchased and no inventory is available. Thank you for your feedback. Customers not completing this form and receiving RMA approval within the specified time frame will not be eligible for the Warranty Renewal Program. If you fall into this category, chances are your motherboard manufacturer will set up some sort of an exchange where you get ihtel fixed board.

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Only time will tell. The problem has been stated that after a period of usage, the SATA2 ports on Intel 6 Series B2 stepping chipset motherboards might experience some performance loss or decrease.

Check with your motherboards manufacturer, the registration is time limited and may end as early as April 30th to be eligable for a replacement. The time to qualify for this special program will be limited in scope. It provides 14 USB 2.

Intel Authorized Distributors sell Intel processors in clearly marked boxes from Intel. Acting on our philosophy and promise of inspiring innovation and persistent perfection, ASUS has created a comprehensive response to this development to safeguard the best interest of ASUS customers around the world.


Alternatively, end users can register their Intel 6 Series notebook or motherboard with MSI by April 30, at http: You can coax the problem out earlier by testing the PCH at increased voltage and temperature levels. Unfortunately for Intel, only B-stepping chipsets shipped to customers. Clear queue Compare 0. Peripheral Component Interconnect Express or PCIe is a high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard for attaching hardware devices to a computer.

They typically carry a three-year warranty. This is why we want to offer our faithful customers the opportunity to get a refund. Customers will be serviced based on their order form completion date. When will the replacement chipet available? Proactively responding to the Intel-identified Sandy Bridge chipset design error Intel on January 31, announced the detection of a design error in the new Sandy Bridge-based Intel 6 Series support chip, also known as Cougar Point.

Chipswt 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 this issue to the original manufacturer “to support modifications or replacements needed on motherboards or systems”. Details inntel the advance replacement program will be announced on Biostar website when parts are available.