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03-06-2012 08:55 AM
Just had my laptop 6560b motherboard replaced and checked the chipset only to find the exact same version on it!!! HP or their 3rd party reps are still dishing out the recalled motherboards as spares!!!
Epic fail HP!
03-06-2012 08:25 PM
If they'll take it back I'd do it.
1. I guess some structures were not designed for expected operating voltages. This shortens chip life much faster than overheating.
2. Intel, of course, will have full traceability for all shipped affected units.
3. How will the PC OEM's handle it?
a. Does mobo vendor know what chips they installed (mobo s/n), especially the bridge? Maybe, but I wouldnt count on it.
b. Do nothing until the computer fails and process warranty claim.
1. No info as to time to fail so good luck. Did Intel find issue in extended life test? Correlation to actual
operating conditions? Fail within warranty period? They won't tell you.
c. Get conscientious, Dell may be stopping shipments but havent heard they're recalling customer units. It's easier for them to deal with it as they build to order rather than inventory as HP does.
How lucky do you feel?