Warning to all LGA 1156 potential buyers

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  1. The Sorcerer

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    Do note I am mentioning this here as prevention is better than cure. Unlike other tech forums I know off, this one seriously need heads up once in a while

    This was seemed as an isolated incident as toms' hardware initial engineering samples went bust IIRC, other reviewers complained the same. When the manufacturers gave the final version of the p55 boards from their respected companies, the damage was the time:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/budget-p55-motherboard,2436-15.html\
    It was then followed here:
    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?p=4064552#post4064552
    And then anandtech responded: http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3661
    [​IMG]As of now from the xs forums, so far DFI have dropped Foxconn on 1156 until further notice however few earlier manufactured units were with foxconn sockets EVGA are using a mixture of TYCO AMP, LOTES and Foxconn. ASUS uses only foxconn Gigabyte uses foxconn- but don't know much if other 2 sockets are used. As of now, till such damages are taken care of, its best if people stall their upgrade plans.
     
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    Does this trouble non-OCers?
     
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    AFAIK , it doesnt trouble anyone except the extreme OCers
     
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    The Sorcerer

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    It might be a problem for non overclockers if you think about it. 1.36v is a minor bump- let alone moderate or "extreme". Since Vcore is on auto by default, the consumption varies on load. Prevention is better than cure. One will good experience with RMA in India will know that no1 will accept burnt units for replacement that easily.
    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    1.36v is a minor bump yes. My Phenom II X4 runs @ 1.34 stock. Hmmm... So Intel board buyers are safe right?
     
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    ^^ I was talking about socket. Foxconn and 2 mentioned companies make sockets for intel that are installed on intel boards put up together by manufacturers including intel boards which are made by foxconn themselves.
     
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    What Sorcy means is that if the damage occurs so much in on go at high voltage....that means the damage occurs at lower voltage too...but manybe at a minor scale(but one day 1+1+1+1+1+....=damage)....

    So till further response from INTEL, people stay away from LGA 1156 upgrades..
     
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    I didn't know that Foxconn made Intel board sockets too. I thought that maybe they made only for third party vendors. Thanks for the info and giving this forum a heads-up. :) Hope you keep doing so. :)
     
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    AMD has always been a better choice. They ruled with their pioneering 1GHz Processor, then with the launch of x86-64 architecture and now with the AM3 sockets which are AM2+ compatible they give the best Value for money and choice of upgradeability.
     
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    ^^ umm- I wasn't talking about the processor dude :p.
     
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