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Old February 7, 2011, 10:15 AM
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hey guys, in my country the stores say i can buy the board and when the new ones come i can change my board with a refined one .. my questions to you are :
1.Should i go for it now or wait ? since going for it now will be some kind of a waste, keep in mind that my build only uses two sata ports.
2. In case i choose to go for it, does changing the board mean installing new windows or can i do some kind of a backup to restore my settings and configurations ?

thanks in advance and for your time.
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Old February 7, 2011, 10:20 AM
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With Windows 7 you can easily change a board, especially the exact same model, Windows will reboot and adjust, but you can expect to have to give a call to Microsoft to reactivate it, should not be a problem too. But if I was you, I will wait, you never know if you will not need those extra port 1 day.
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Old February 7, 2011, 10:22 AM
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Yes true, you wont have to reinstall windows but MS will see it as hardware change so you have to call in and reactivate. If you need a system up and running now go for it, you will be fine with the sata6 ports. Just remember that RMA will take several weeks so you will be without a board for a while.
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With Windows 7 you can easily change a board, especially the exact same model, buy you can expect to have to give a call to Microsoft to reactivate it, should not be a problem too. But if I was I will wait.
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Old February 7, 2011, 11:04 AM
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thanks for the effort guys but, when will the new boards come out? I need the pc before 5/3/2011
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Old February 7, 2011, 11:14 AM
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April probably
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Old February 7, 2011, 11:26 AM
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April probably
if this is true then i will build the pc in march since i can not afford to wait that long..i hope they finish it quickly
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Old February 7, 2011, 12:16 PM
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just buy now and use not the one bad port(s)

unless theres other stuff going with time with this chipset revision, you should be fine :)
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Only if you can find a shady place that is willing to sell P67 boards...
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Old February 7, 2011, 01:26 PM
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OP says he can buy P67 in his country. Im sure there are tons of places that dont care about the recall.
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Old February 7, 2011, 01:41 PM
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Most places seem to be still selling the boards if you ask them in person and they get the chance to explain to you the "issue".

It's not a loss for them to do so, and they all have chips to move as well, so it makes sense.
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