Has 'Pin Burn-out' Returned with LGA1155?

January 17, 2011 // 11:48 a.m.

Tags: #burn-out #extreme-overclocking #gigabyte #lga1155 #mobo #motherboard #sandy-bridge #socket #socket-burn

Does Intel's new LGA1155 socket suffer from the same 'pin burn-out' problems that we first saw on the company's LGA1156 socket? That's what the TechReaction blog claims; its Gigabyte P67A-UD4 and UD7 boards, which both feature Foxconn LGA1155 sockets, have suffered from socket burn in the VCC power delivery area.

However, it's worth noting that the site claims this only occurs after extreme overclocking, much like the original burn-outs on the LGA1156 socket.

It could be an isolated incident, as we've not heard of any other reports yet, and our UD4 is still working perfectly, despite being subjected to strenuous overclocking sessions. TechReaction also hasn't provided any details about how the burn-out occurred, although it does say that it contacted Gigabyte eight days ago to raise the issue, but has yet to hear back.

We've just checked a couple of other boards from our own quarters, and both the MSI P67A-GD65 and Asus P8P67 (Deluxe and WS) use LOTES sockets instead of Foxconn ones. That said, LOTES sockets weren't entirely immune to the original problems with the LGA1156 socket either.

If you own a different LGA1155 board that uses another brand of socket, then please drop us a note with the details, and we may be able to look into this further.

Could this be a serious quality-control problem with Foxconn sockets, or is it a non-issue that's only relevant to a minority of overclockers? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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