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Gigabyte releases Sandy Bridge SATA checker utility

By Jos
Feb 6, 2011
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  1. The past few days have seen some of the world's biggest companies in the computer industry announce replacement and repair programs to deal with Intel's 6-Series chipset flaw. PC makers including Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and Toshiba have pulled systems from their online and retail stores, while motherboard makers Asus, Gigabyte and MSI have pledged to offer customers hassle-free solutions in what is expected to be a costly recall for the chip giant.

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  2. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,906   +954

    I'm glad to see that they are doing something about it. Anyone remember the G92 problem with laptops graphics? nVidia denied every bit of it until they couldn't get away with it any longer. There are a lot of people spending a lot of money trying to fix this. If all goes as planned, I might have to pick one of these up sometime at the end of the year when it is all said and done with.

    Good Job Gigabyte, Asus, and MSI. I look forward to buying one of those brands when I upgrade my videocard.
     
  3. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,011   +18

    Unfortunately from what I've seen on other forums, most non-techie people assume that something is wrong with the CPUs, they have no clue what a chipset is, they consider it identical to chip=CPU.
     
  4. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    Nice gesture from Gigabyte releasing this free diagnostic tool to help with Intel's chipset mess. Although it's likely not as comprehensive as a paid product like HD Tune, most computer savvy users should be able to utilize it for general diagnostics. Wow, so much trouble for the P67 just because of a lousy transistor.
     
  5. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,920   +687

    I have to admit I may have to pickup a P67 board before the end of the year. Asus's even has EFI instead of BIOS.

    http://uk.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=erWGi4vbeZa8oxg8&templete=2

    my AM2+ platform has been aging for ages and Crysis 2 comes out any day now! I think a Core i5 Sandy Bridge and a pair of GTX 560's would do it :)
     

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