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Thursday, 03 February 2011 09:28

Asus to keep its Sandy Bridge MBs on market

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Updated: To replace them at a later date
We manage to get a hold of a rather interesting e-mail between Asus and one of its partners regarding the Sandy Bridge recall. Apparently, Asus advises its partner to keep selling the Sandy Bridge motherboards.

Asus currently weighs in the good and bads of the recall and is telling its partners to continue with the sales due to a couple of reasons. First of all, Asus concludes that there is no immediate danger or fault, which is kinda true as the Intel info says that SATA ports might die in a period of two to three years. The second reason is the replacement stock, or rather a lack of it, as there won't be any in next few months.

On the other hand, Asus is ready to offer a direct swap for those customers at a later date, or to be precise, once the replacement stock is available. Apparently, we are looking at a "buy one now and get a new one at a later date" scenario with Asus. Asus does offer a choice of returning the stock, but wants to keep the Q1 sales numbers and would rather sell faulty boards and replace them at a later date.

We are unable to publish the e-mail as we would rather keep the people behind it out of harm's way, so you'll have to take our word for it, but it looks like that some P67/H67 motherboards are here to stay, at least if retailers/e-tailers decide to listen to the Asus recommendation. Plenty of Asus 6-series motherboards are still available in European retail despite public calls for retailers to stop selling them.

Update:

Asus was kind enough to give us their official statement regarding the issue and, according to Asus, the previous statements are not true and all motherboards are officially being pulled from the market. Those that have already bought Asus' Sandy Bridge motherboards will get a replacement once those become available. You can find all the RMA info here.


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-6 #1 East17 2011-02-03 11:41
No respect for their customers. Many incompetent engineers there .. at least in the Czech Republic ASUS Service Lab that I've had the occasion to work in for a week in a experience exchange program 6 years ago.
 
 
-7 #2 Cartman 2011-02-03 11:45
Well dont worry buy Sandy... who cares if you will have to change your MBO again in couple of moths,and reinstall your OS ...
GR8 customer support by Intel no doubt...
 
 
-14 #3 MrScary 2011-02-03 12:08
Some guy reply me yesterday about the many wonders of intel costumer service, about how kind it was to recall ALL the faulty mobos just to keep happy their costumers...

Yeah this is their circus costumer service, wait until ur hard drive explode, tell that to the many noobs companys that buyed shitybridge, how realible, YES it is.

Now 1,3 billion loss and climbing.

Craptel.
 
 
+7 #4 TechHog 2011-02-03 17:31
Quoting MrScary:
Some guy reply me yesterday about the many wonders of intel costumer service, about how kind it was to recall ALL the faulty mobos just to keep happy their costumers...

Yeah this is their circus costumer service, wait until ur hard drive explode, tell that to the many noobs companys that buyed shitybridge, how realible, YES it is.

Now 1,3 billion loss and climbing.

Craptel.

How many times do you have to be told that it won't kill your drive before you get it through that walnut in your head you call a brain? There was never once anything indicating that that would happen, and only people with no idea what they're talking about think that that's possible.
 
 
+10 #5 Jurassic1024 2011-02-03 20:04
for the people that think that the Sandy Bridge fiasco is a killer, then AMD would of died after the release of the first Phenom with the TLB bug, and nVIDIA would be packing its bags after the release of the original GF100.

guess what? introducing new technology isn't easy. almost every piece of hardware is constantly revised during its life (the hardware and software). what do you think service packs, and BIOS and firmware upgrades are for?
 
 
+1 #6 genetix 2011-02-03 22:32
@Jurassic1024

I kindly disagree with this.

Considering we are a full century behind technology and all they bring us is new fry pans and cooling is going haywire. We shouldn't even need 3 Kilo CPU coolers, 3CM NB heatsinks or 15 meter GPU cooling units or PCBs. Crappy coding and bad development of todays modern market is in entirely incorrect direction and everything that can be denied is being denied.
 
 
+2 #7 TechHog 2011-02-03 22:36
@genetix: Just to clarify, you feel we need to stop worrying about power and focus on making everything passively cooled, correct?
 
 
+3 #8 reecem27 2011-02-03 23:45
I've already built a system with the H67 chipset and new Sandy i5.
Guess what... I've sent both the Mainboard & the CPU back to the Distributor for replacement.
There was two, possibly unrelated, issues that given the stance by Intel on this recall, I thought it best to bring to light immediately.
Issue #1: In AHCI mode (I use this for hot-swap and eSATA), the system freezes during device detection in the POST. Sometimes it even resets.
Issue #2: When it does boot into Win7, there is a weird-ass video artifacting going on whenever the power settings turn on or off the display & again when entering or exiting sleep. I've already tested with different RAM & PSU, so i'm putting it down to Mainboard/CPU (given that the i5 is doing the graphics acceleration).
 
 
+3 #9 MATTEEDO 2011-02-04 01:14
Quoting Cartman:
Well dont worry buy Sandy... who cares if you will have to change your MBO again in couple of moths,and reinstall your OS ...
GR8 customer support by Intel no doubt...


Why would u have to reinstall your O.S.?
 
 
+1 #10 Squall_Leonhart 2011-02-04 05:26
OCAU HAS ALREADY LINKED THIS FLAW TO THE MURDER OF TWO SAMSUNG SPINPOINT F3 DRIVES.
 

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