Recently, Intel announced that there is a problem with the Cougar Point chipset family that is effecting SATA 3 Gb/s ports, which eventually can lead to their degradation. What this means is that over time SATA linked devices such as hard disks and DVD-drives would lose functionality when connected to these chipsets. If you purchased a P67, or H67 motherboard previous to this announcement, then you have an effected motherboard. Intel has said that this problem would be activated through temperature and voltage over time, and is estimated to effect approximately 5% of systems over a three year period. Intel has said that this will cost the company around $700 million in profit loss and replacement/repair costs.
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When choosing a motherboard for the Intel Sandy Bridge Processors you have to make sure of a few things. First, make sure that you choose a motherboard with an LGA 1155 CPU Socket Type; this is a new CPU socket type needed by and only by Intels Sandy Bridge Processors. Second, you have to choose between an H67 or P67 Chipset.
Choosing between an H67 and P67 board is quite simple, and is purely based on what you are building your PC for. If you are building a gaming PC then your choice will most likely be a P67, and if you choose to build a basic PC for home use (web surfing, video streaming, media: music, video, photos etc.) then you will want to go with an H67 board.