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Fixed Sandy Bridge motherboards go on sale

Fixed Sandy Bridge motherboards go on sale

Intel's P67 cock-up has cost the chip-maker around a billion dollars.

Intel's disastrous start to 2011 looks as though it's now in its closing stages, as the first P67 motherboards with the B3-stepping silicon fix have finally gone on sale.

The fault present in some of the original P67 chipsets could have degraded SATA 3Gbps performance over time, putting you at risk of data loss and even total drive failures.

According to Intel, the subsequent product replacement operation has cost the company around a billion dollars, with financial assistance being given to affected partners. However, further costs have also been indirectly passed onto other areas of the industry, with some high-end laptop manufacturers claiming the replacement operation had effectively halved their turnover for the first quarter of this year.

However, most motherboard companies were quick to reassure customers with comprehensive board recall policies, and early adopters can now finally get their hands on a fully working Sandy Bridge motherboard.

A quick look through the motherboards section at Scan reveals that P67 B3 motherboards from Intel, Asus, Gigabyte and MSI are all now on sale. We've got our review samples in the labs now, and we'll be reporting back on their SATA 3Gbps and 6Gbps performance in full reviews soon.

Most importantly, though, the veil of uncertainty that's shrouded the top-end PC industry for the last two months is finally lifting, and soon you'll be able to build an awesome Sandy Bridge powered PC without worrying about your hard disks dying.

Are you waiting for a P67 motherboard to be recalled? Have you been holding out for B3-silicon boards before upgrading your system? Let us know in the forums.

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Kasius 9th March 2011, 15:42 Quote
I pre-ordered my Asus P8P67 Pro from Scan a week ago, they wont have stock until Monday at the earliest :(
Snips 9th March 2011, 15:48 Quote
Good work by Intel for holding their hands up and admitting the mistake and putting it right.

Now lets get on with building some top notch kit!
chelseascum 9th March 2011, 15:57 Quote
I've decided to buy a PCIE card with 2 x SATA 6Gbs ports on it as I don't fancy being without my PC for the best part of 2 weeks while my motherboard gets RMA'd.
Bungletron 9th March 2011, 15:59 Quote
Finally, time to get my upgrade on!
Salty Wagyu 9th March 2011, 16:09 Quote
Fixed H67 Motherboards are also being stocked too
Ross1 9th March 2011, 16:18 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kasius
I pre-ordered my Asus P8P67 Pro from Scan a week ago, they wont have stock until Monday at the earliest :(

they claim they are in stock now...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-p8p67-pro-rev3-intel-p67-s1155-pci-e-20-x16-ddr3-2200%28oc%29-sata-6gb-s-sata-raid

i have one thats part of a big order i put in on friday last week, when they also said there was stock available, only to get a "Delayed Order Notification". which is a little disappointing, as scan have usually been pretty good with their in stock/not before.
Ross1 9th March 2011, 16:19 Quote
Also note its £140 now, as opposed to the £147 i paid on friday...
faugusztin 9th March 2011, 16:28 Quote
My P67A-UD4-B3 is arriving tomorrow, so my i7 2600k had to wait only a little bit more than a week :D.
randomhero 9th March 2011, 16:49 Quote
I've been waiting for this! Building a new rig pretty soon with the following specs:

Intel Core™ i7 Quad Processor i7-2600K
3,4GHz, Socket LGA1155, 8MB, Boxed

Gainward GeForce GTX 560Ti 2GB PhysX
PCI-Express 2.0, "Phantom", GDDR5, 2xDVI, HDMI, 822MHz

Seagate Barracuda® XT 2TB
SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3.0), 64MB Cache, 7200RPM, 3,5"

"placeholder" - Corsair SSD Performance 3 Series 128GB
SATA 6 Gb/s (SATA3.0), 410MB/210MB/s read/write, incl 2,5" to 3,5" bracket (Will most likely buy OCZ Vertex 3)

Fractal Design Define R3 Black Pearl
Vifter: 1x 120mm Front, 1x 120mm Bak, Lydabsorberende, ATX, mATX, mITX (Will this fit the two graphics cards?)

3 x BenQ 24” LED G2420HDBL
1920x1080, 5000000:1, 5ms, VGA/DVI

Corsair AX 850W PSU
ATX 12V V2.31, 80 Plus Gold, Modular, 4x 6+2-pin PCIe, 12x SATA

Corsair H70 Hydro Series CPU Cooler
Socket 775/1155/1156/1366, AM2/AM2+/AM3, 1600~2000 RPM, 120mm fan

G.Skill - [ Ripjaws-X ] F3-12800CL7Q-16GBXH
DDR3-1600 (PC3 12800), Intel P67, CL 7-8-7-24-2N, 16GB (4GB x4)

3 x BenQ 24” LED G2420HDBL
1920x1080, 5000000:1, 5ms, VGA/DVI


All I'm missing is the mobo, any suggestions on that? Been a while since I buildt a system.
Other improvements are also welcome:D
guvnar 9th March 2011, 16:52 Quote
Well I got my replacement ASUS P8P67 PRO yesterday from Novatech in Bristol and what brilliant service it was - as always!

I can now finally install that Dark Rock Advanced cooler I've been holding on to and perhaps delve into some overclocking...

Brilliant Novatech - even though ASUS told me I wouldn't have my replacment until May!!!!!
wuyanxu 9th March 2011, 16:52 Quote
fixed mobo went on sale and price of i7 2600k gone up £10 on enthusiastic websites.......

except Novatech as far as i can see.
guvnar 9th March 2011, 16:54 Quote
btw I don't work for Novatech - and I presume wuyanxu doesn't either - just great service that needs recognising...
slaw 9th March 2011, 17:12 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by randomhero
I've been waiting for this! Building a new rig pretty soon with the following specs:

Intel Core™ i7 Quad Processor i7-2600K
3,4GHz, Socket LGA1155, 8MB, Boxed

Gainward GeForce GTX 560Ti 2GB PhysX
PCI-Express 2.0, "Phantom", GDDR5, 2xDVI, HDMI, 822MHz

Seagate Barracuda® XT 2TB
SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3.0), 64MB Cache, 7200RPM, 3,5"

"placeholder" - Corsair SSD Performance 3 Series 128GB
SATA 6 Gb/s (SATA3.0), 410MB/210MB/s read/write, incl 2,5" to 3,5" bracket (Will most likely buy OCZ Vertex 3)

Fractal Design Define R3 Black Pearl
Vifter: 1x 120mm Front, 1x 120mm Bak, Lydabsorberende, ATX, mATX, mITX (Will this fit the two graphics cards?)

3 x BenQ 24” LED G2420HDBL
1920x1080, 5000000:1, 5ms, VGA/DVI

Corsair AX 850W PSU
ATX 12V V2.31, 80 Plus Gold, Modular, 4x 6+2-pin PCIe, 12x SATA

Corsair H70 Hydro Series CPU Cooler
Socket 775/1155/1156/1366, AM2/AM2+/AM3, 1600~2000 RPM, 120mm fan

G.Skill - [ Ripjaws-X ] F3-12800CL7Q-16GBXH
DDR3-1600 (PC3 12800), Intel P67, CL 7-8-7-24-2N, 16GB (4GB x4)

3 x BenQ 24” LED G2420HDBL
1920x1080, 5000000:1, 5ms, VGA/DVI


All I'm missing is the mobo, any suggestions on that? Been a while since I buildt a system.
Other improvements are also welcome:D


I maybe wrong but dont you need 2 nvidia cards to get 3 monitor support?
wuyanxu 9th March 2011, 17:15 Quote
lol, no i don't. but have been buying from them them since 2000 and never had any problems with their service. nor any problems with Scan.

price summery for OEM 2600k
Novatech: £235
OCuk: £239
Scan: £239
Aria: £245
but before B3 chips were released, most websites i've seen are all at £235 inc VAT.
hurrakan 9th March 2011, 17:34 Quote
Finally, I've been waiting to build a Sandy Bridge system for months! Just waiting on a few more motherboard reviews!

Will bit-tech.net be reviewing the Asus Sabertooth P67?

Currently I would get the Asus P8P67 Pro or Deluxe but a TUF board might be cool.
randomhero 9th March 2011, 17:34 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by slaw
I maybe wrong but dont you need 2 nvidia cards to get 3 monitor support?

Possibly, but I'm building a diy cintiq too so i figured i needed 2 to get 4 monitor ports:)
thelaw 9th March 2011, 17:35 Quote
Looks like i am waiting till MAY for mine to be replaced direct from Asus lol


Dear customer,

We have informed that you purchased the Asus motherboard with the serial number: *****

Due to the recall Asus is able to offer you a replacement for the current motherboard.

At the moment the given time to be able to replace the motherboard for you is in May 2011.

Could you please advise if you are willing to wait until May?

If you are, you will be contacted again when further information has been given regarding the replacement procedure.

If you prefer the sales refund, we have to advise you to return the motherboard back to the reseller."
Waynio 9th March 2011, 17:38 Quote
Hmmm anyone know when MSI customers will be able to get the effected boards switched, been to MSI's site but can't find relevant info.
Oggyb 9th March 2011, 17:49 Quote
I saw P67 B3 boards in stock and available at Scan last week.
l3v1ck 9th March 2011, 17:53 Quote
Wish I had the money to waste on a new PC. My Athlon 64 3500+ will have to last a while longer yet.
Bugste81 9th March 2011, 18:02 Quote
Bought the New revision ASUS P8P67 PRO from Aria last friday. Works great.
faugusztin 9th March 2011, 18:13 Quote
Owners of B2 boards should expect replacements in late April & May. The B3 boards on sale now are for new customers. When the market is full, then they will slowly start replacing the B2 boards, because there won't be that high demand for B3 boards anymore.

For example all 10 pieces of P67A-UD4-B3 sent to distributor from where i get the boards were sold on preorders, and date of next delivery is unknown. But slowly through march and april the preorders will be sent out, new customers will buy boards and then the demand will drop, while production will increase.
Floyd 9th March 2011, 18:26 Quote
I got my RMA email from Newegg. Now I just have to send the old one and get a new one. From what the email said, they are giving refunds/RMAs in the order the orders were placed.
Altron 9th March 2011, 18:47 Quote
I got an e-mail from Gigabyte on Friday, and did an Advanced RMA. The B3 board is in the mail to me. Pretty good timing. Once I get it, I'll swap it out. Just need to check to be sure I have enough leftover thermal paste.
bsp 9th March 2011, 21:18 Quote
I was going to order till I heard about the screw ups. Probably a good thing too. Going to wait for the Z series of boards now.
faugusztin 9th March 2011, 21:49 Quote
And what is your reason bsp ? Z68 is pretty much P67 with IGP support and SSD cache (whatever it means). No better overclocking, it is simply P67 + H67 + SSD cache feature. If you don't intend to use the IGP, you could as well buy the P67 board right now.
MrTeal 9th March 2011, 23:14 Quote
faugusztin, I couldn't remember, so did a quick google search, and it seems to suggest that it is not possible to do multiplier overclocking on H67 motherboards, so that is an extra feature that Z68 will have that bsp probably wants the option to take advantage of.

I'm pretty sure the SATA bug doesn't destroy harddrives, it just destroys the connection to them.
faugusztin 9th March 2011, 23:44 Quote
And did i say anything else ? :D Z68 is P67 + IGP support. H67 is P67 + IGP support - unlocked multiplier overclocking :).
slothy89 10th March 2011, 00:56 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by randomhero
Quote:
Originally Posted by slaw
I maybe wrong but dont you need 2 nvidia cards to get 3 monitor support?
Possibly, but I'm building a diy cintiq too so i figured i needed 2 to get 4 monitor ports:)
Nvidia only allow max 2 displays on a single card. to have 3 or more screens you need an SLI config.
Regarding whether the R3 Define case will fit 2 cards, yes it will. Virtually any Mid-Tower case can hold 2 Dual slot GFX cards.
It's more when your looking at 3 or 4 way SLI/xFire you need bigger cases.
HTH
slothy89 10th March 2011, 01:02 Quote
In other news, my supplier in Australia have stocked Gigabyte B3s for over a week, and even have ASRock boards.. A well as ASUS and MSI.. Some aren't due to be in-stock until tomorrow, but still.

Anyway, my P8P67 Pro will be ordered next week :) This news is kinda old for those actively waiting the return in stock. But for those just curious may not know.
PerpetualOmega 10th March 2011, 06:52 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ross1
Also note its £140 now, as opposed to the £147 i paid on friday...

Cancel the order and re-place.
MorpheusUK 10th March 2011, 08:27 Quote
I'm still going to wait, I want to see what Buldoser has ti bring to the table.
Snips 10th March 2011, 08:36 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by MorpheusUK
I'm still going to wait, I want to see what Buldoser has ti bring to the table.

Even with this pretty huge mistake by Intel, the pressure is massive for AMD and Bulldozer to outperform. The way AMD pr machine shouts from the rooftops before every release, whether its good or not. Don't you think we would have heard from them already if was going to be that good?
Palmski 10th March 2011, 09:29 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oggyb
I saw P67 B3 boards in stock and available at Scan last week.

Think that was a mistake, I ordered one of those and got a delayed delivery notification. Still waiting for it to come into stock despite the ETA being "today" yesterday :D
faugusztin 10th March 2011, 09:37 Quote
New toy in da house :D
http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/5098/gigabyteq.jpg

I like the sticker product number. I had Asus with something like this too (P5K-E/WIFI-AP, which was based on other board, just different feature set and same PCB).

I would have bought EVGA, but they are still sleeping, so no EVGA this time.
sausages 10th March 2011, 17:38 Quote
Looks nice, I want one.
frontline 10th March 2011, 18:22 Quote
Nice, hopefully there will be a decent selection of sub-£100 P67 boards available by the time i have the cash to upgrade! £110 - £125 for a micro-atx board just doesn't seem right....
Wicked_Sludge 10th March 2011, 20:53 Quote
got another email from newegg today. looks like my batch of boards is up for RMA! newegg is kind enough to let us do an advanced RMA...so i will have them send me a replacement board and i have 30 days to send the old one back. my fiancee will be pleased that the system will only be down for a few hours instead of a week or more. go newegg!
faugusztin 10th March 2011, 21:08 Quote
Now i have only fight with stable OC :/. For now i'm at 4.5GHz, semistable (ocassional freezes, so i still tinker with it). Enough for now, more playing with OC maybe when time allows.
AlexB 11th March 2011, 10:54 Quote
I love mine - working great. Massive improvement over the previous i7 i860 machien I had before
Kasius 13th March 2011, 12:26 Quote
Heard from Scan over the weekend. Components were shipped Friday afternoon and will have them on Monday :D
faugusztin 13th March 2011, 13:33 Quote
I'm not really satisfied with the Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3, overclocking on this board is nearly impossible... On stock it's ok, but at ~4.5-4.7GHz it throws out BSOD 124 all the time at random intervals.
randomhero 13th March 2011, 14:35 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by slothy89
Nvidia only allow max 2 displays on a single card. to have 3 or more screens you need an SLI config.
Regarding whether the R3 Define case will fit 2 cards, yes it will. Virtually any Mid-Tower case can hold 2 Dual slot GFX cards.
It's more when your looking at 3 or 4 way SLI/xFire you need bigger cases.
HTH

Thank you, but I was wondering if it would fit length wise not height wise ;)
faugusztin 13th March 2011, 16:58 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by randomhero
Thank you, but I was wondering if it would fit length wise not height wise ;)

Length of what ? 560Ti ? Do you realize Define R3 has no problems with HD5870 length and with some forcing even 5970 fits.
Wicked_Sludge 13th March 2011, 20:52 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by faugusztin
I'm not really satisfied with the Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3, overclocking on this board is nearly impossible... On stock it's ok, but at ~4.5-4.7GHz it throws out BSOD 124 all the time at random intervals.

no offense, but you shouldnt blame the board due to your lack of OC skills. you simply need more voltage somewhere.

i have the same board (minus the b3 p67) and i barely had to push to get to 4.5ghz prime stable.
faugusztin 13th March 2011, 21:14 Quote
Lack of OC skills. Yes, of course. 4.3GHz works on VCore 1.3761V. 4.4GHz BSOD's after a hour or so. Lack of OC skills, of course.

RAM is at 1.53V, with 1.5V set in BIOS and 1.5V needed for RAM. Memory controller voltage is at default (1.05V), pushing it to 1.15V made no change. Still BSOD code 124 for anything over 4.3GHz.

Right now i run at 4.3GHz voltage set to normal + DVID+0.000V, this pushes the CPU to the previously mentioned 1.3761V and this one is stable (5 hour uptime so far). This is with everything turned on except turbo (means HT, EIST, C1E, C3/C6 on).

I tried with C1E/Turbo/Hyperthreading/Overheat protection turned off, voltage set to 1.4V (1.38V real), memory controller at 1.15V, memory voltage at 1.6V, everything else left at defaults. 4.4GHz random BSOD, 4.5GHz random BSOD, 4.6GHz random BSOD, 4.7GHz random BSOD, 4.8GHz Windows fail at boot.

Maybe it needs more than 1.38V real for more than 4.3GHz, but i'm not willing to send my 2600k to RMA in 2 weeks because of more than 1.4V VCore.

If you have so much knowledge then please, tell this stupid man with no OC skills where is he making a mistake.
Wicked_Sludge 13th March 2011, 21:18 Quote
lol. obviously the term "no offense" doesnt take where your from.

taking on a patronizing tone will get you nowhere ;)
faugusztin 13th March 2011, 21:26 Quote
Well then please explain where i lack some voltage. Maybe there is some super hidden setting called "stable OC", but unfortunately i'm unable to find it. Each and every OC guide i did read said you turn off C1E, Turbo etc (done); set the multiplier to the required frequency (x44-x48, done), set CPU Core voltage to the needed level (1.4V, done; this is afaik the limit you can take without risk of damage to your CPU), set the memory controller voltage higher if needed, but not above 1.2V (1.15V, done).

What voltage is the one you are refering to ? Setting Vcore to 1.45V ? No thanks. I want to use my cpu for more than 2 weeks.

Edit: And don't forget i talk about 2600k, which means hyperthreading turned on. That is something you don't have on 2500k, which can also affect the stability of OC (and it can show up bugs in board which are not present with 2500k).

Edit2: And you know, the worst part is that you boot at 4.6GHz no problem. Start OCCT and run Linpack for a hour, no problem. You start idling, no problem. And then later, just for fun, it BSOD's out of nowhere, with no reason. If it would be predictable like "ok, it fails at load" or "ok, it fails at idle", then i say it's fine, i know where the problem is. But when you have voltages pretty much maxed out, it is ok at idle, it is ok at load, yet it is doing BSOD and someone says "you simply need more voltage somewhere", it makes you at least irritated.
Wicked_Sludge 13th March 2011, 21:50 Quote
i understand your frustration, but the chances that you got the only sandy bridge cpu that wont hit 4.5ghz are pretty slim. the problem must lie in your settings.

if i were you, i would start over. loosen your RAM settings considerably to rule that out. turn off all power saving features and HT. since my fiancee is on her computer ATM, i cant go through and check what settings im running, but i know its only running a 1.35 vcore. whats your vdroop look like? my board has a pretty high droop even with LLC enabled.
faugusztin 13th March 2011, 21:55 Quote
Right now, as i said, i run on VCore Normal with DVID + 0.000V, which means the standard voltage for 4.3GHz. Real voltage is :
http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/6332/43ghzr.png

If you mean what is the voltage when i had fixed voltage set in BIOS, then it was 1.380V in idle and 1.366V at load when i had 1.4V set in BIOS.
Wicked_Sludge 13th March 2011, 21:58 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by faugusztin
it was 1.380V in idle and 1.366V at load when i had 1.4V set in BIOS.

thats what i meant. thats a much better vdroop than im getting with my board. is that with LLC enabled?
faugusztin 13th March 2011, 22:26 Quote
Ok, it seems that was with 1.38V set at BIOS, because right now i'm at 4.6GHz with everything turned off, running RAM at 1333CL9. 1.4V set in BIOS, while "idling" it is at 1.392V and while OCCT it drops to "1.380V".

BIOS Settings are :
http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/9600/imag0007sq.jpg
http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/9176/imag0008nl.jpg
http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/7140/imag0009na.jpg
http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/9831/imag0010cc.jpg
http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/492/imag0011d.jpg

So now it's down to one of the following issues :
1)Hyperthreading - which would be very unfortunate as this is the selling point of i7 2600k against he i5 2500k.
2)memory controller has serious issues running OC together with memory at DDR3-1333 at CL 7. Considering there is serious difference between CL7 and CL9 at DDR3-1333 (see the bit-tech review), this would be again unfortunate, but not as devastating as issue no 1.
3) virtualization support - to be honest, i forgot to turn this off (didn't noticed it), this is absolutely irrelevant to me, so if it would be this option, then i honestly wouldn't care.

The biggest issue with the BSOD code 124 is that it is pretty much impossible to detect it thanks to the total random nature of it. For example i'm now at 21 minute uptime with settings from these post, but is it really stable ? Won't i get a BSOD after 2-3 hours ?

FYI the CPU can do x48 as it POSTS, just it isn't stable enough.
Wicked_Sludge 13th March 2011, 22:35 Quote
hyper threading will always lower your OC headroom. im not familiar with the 2600k enough to say what the maximum speed with HT should be. if it fails prime with the current settings, id try it without HT. at least that will tell you for sure if thats whats causing your instability.

IIRC, ive also upped my QPI, system agent, and PCH voltages a little from their stock settings.
faugusztin 13th March 2011, 22:40 Quote
I think you missed the most important part about that BSOD - it is random. It is not connected to load testing or idling, it occurs randomly. You can do a load testing for a hour and it will not BSOD, you can leave then the computer idling for a hour and it will not BSOD, but once in a while you will get BSOD at load, or at idle, or when you are doing something....
That is the most frustrating part of the whole thing.
Wicked_Sludge 13th March 2011, 23:32 Quote
but it doesnt do it at stock speeds?

1 hour of prime really isnt long enough to be conclusive. i let it run over night before i begin to get my hopes up for success.
faugusztin 13th March 2011, 23:42 Quote
Exactly, it is rock stable at stock, up until 4.3GHz (including) with all features turned on and auto voltage.

Anything more and it becomes problematic. 4.7GHz is mission impossible (1.40V BIOS/1.382V real at load) is ending in BSOD in 3-10 minutes now, with all features turned off, regardless if HT is on or off. 4.6GHz seems stable for now, testing it with HT on for now (with HT off it went over 30 minutes of Linpack no problem).
Maybe with >1.4V voltage 4.7GHz would be doable too, but as i said, i don't want to kill my CPU in 2 weeks and considering i don't think i would have that bad silicon (especially if it POSTs at 4.8GHz setting, it is just not stable enough to finish Windows booting). So if it is not the CPU, then the only other option is it's the board.
Wicked_Sludge 13th March 2011, 23:58 Quote
whether the system will post at a given speed or not doesnt determine if the cpu is capable of running those speeds without errors. and without the voltage to support it, the speed is irrelevant.

as i said before, testing with HT off will simplify troubleshooting. once you get the system stable without HT, then you can worry about fine tuning it with HT enabled.

i would suggest pushing more voltage to other areas of the system. QPI and system agent voltages for sure.
faugusztin 14th March 2011, 09:53 Quote
Oh well, back to square one. 4.6GHz, 1.4V VCore, HT on, everything else off, DDR3-1333 CL9, auto voltages everywhere else - and it did BSOD after 2 and half hours uptime, out of blue, at simple browsing, without any significant load. Before that OCCT Linpack was running for a hour and half without any sign of error.

4.3GHz, everything auto, everything feature and power saving option turned on - works no problem.

So unless i got a super bad i7 2600k, the only other possible source for my issues is the board and the F1 bios. RAM is out of question, i was using it for over a month without any problems on my P55 setup.

4.3Ghz is usable speed for now, will see if the new BIOS will help.
JohnSheridan 14th March 2011, 19:42 Quote
I wish I could find an e-tailer selling a socket 1155 mini-ITX board. Have looked high and low. Some websites say they have stock but when you contact them they admit they don't!
randomhero 14th March 2011, 22:48 Quote
faugusztin 15th March 2011, 12:56 Quote
Finally found the cause for random BSOD after turning power saving features on - it was C3/C6 support. Right now i'm at 4.6GHz for 2 hours with everything on except that C3/C6 support, will see how long will it work without crash.
Waynio 16th March 2011, 12:40 Quote
I just registered with MSI to get an advanced replacement for my P67A-GD65, couldn't be doing with any kind of long wait without a rig :).
gamingluv 17th March 2011, 04:48 Quote
OMG so jealous!!!
omser 28th March 2011, 10:59 Quote
Returned my original p8p67 pro to overclockers on Monday 14th March, received replacement B3 rev on the Wednesday 16th March. That is what I call good service.
Waynio 28th March 2011, 17:57 Quote
I guess I should have done similar, I'm still waiting on MSI to ask for payment for the advanced replacement.

Got confirmation on the 16-mar but still waiting for the payment request.
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