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 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.