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Socket Pin Burnout Returns to Haunt LGA1155?

So far I haven't see any issues on my boards, though. Before jumping to conclusions, I sure am going to wait for other people to come forward with a socket burn incident.

Last year, credible reports of a design defect with LGA1156 sockets made by a certain component manufacturer in particular, made headlines. Reviewers found that extreme overclocking using increase voltages, in test cases, caused certain pins of the socket to burn out, damaging both the board and processor. The defect was found to be caused by shorting between the pins and the socket causing tiny electrical arcs. Motherboard reviewer from TechReaction.net discovered that his Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4 and GA-P67A-UD7 samples showed signs of socket burn. The publication is yet to receive a reply from the board manufacturer.

LGA1155 and LGA1156 are very similar in physical pin layout, chip package, and retention clips, although the pin-maps are significantly different. TechReaction comments that while only "extreme conditions" cause such pin burnouts, 24/7-stable overclocked settings could, over a period of time, create similar conditions. Only time, and extensive testing will reveal if burnouts are a cause for concern to enthusiasts.


Jan 17, 2011 - article - techpowerup.com
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Nice catch Miah, lol @ all the people calling it fake/impossible.
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According to Mia's own article, only the UD4 had the burns.

http://www.techreaction.net/2011/01/14/blog-socket-burn-is-back-with-sandy-bridge/

No idea where people got that it was on both boards...
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Just posted a few updates to answer a lot of the questions/myths floating around

I'm just bummed this has gotten a ton more attention than my killer SB comparison article that I spend way too many hours on....how pathetic
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I just wonder why you even posted it before you got Gigabyte's reply. It's not like the board was fine at first and had a socket burn afterwards, you just got the bard like that.

When I posted that socket burn over at XS, I had experienced socket burn.
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This is how I read it: "Hey guys, I received a board with a burned socket; I hope this isn't 1156 all over again! Check your boards to make sure they're okay as I am currently investigating the cause of the defect with Gigabyte."

This is how too many people read it: "NOO!! Both of my boards are pieces of crap because Gigabyte is junk! Everyone boycott them and I secretly did this myself but I'm throwing all of my reputation out the window to get a new board from Gigabte that I'd likely get anyway!!"

People are overreacting and all of the negative press across the web still isn't helping. And of course whoever wrote the article at TPU failed to read Mia's article and started the rumor that both boards were burned... that didn't help either.
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Doesn't really matter who had the board when it happened, the damaged pins are still present. When GBT tests in house they do not apply OC settings so it was most likely the result of a defective socket. The net result is still the same for the end user.
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This is how I read it: "Hey guys, I received a board with a burned socket; I hope this isn't 1156 all over again! Check your boards to make sure they're okay as I am currently investigating the cause of the defect with Gigabyte."

This is how too many people read it: "NOO!! Both of my boards are pieces of crap because Gigabyte is junk! Everyone boycott them and I secretly did this myself but I'm throwing all of my reputation out the window to get a new board from Gigabte that I'd likely get anyway!!"

People are overreacting and all of the negative press across the web still isn't helping. And of course whoever wrote the article at TPU failed to read Mia's article and started the rumor that both boards were burned... that didn't help either.
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Doesn't really matter who had the board when it happened, the damaged pins are still present. When GBT tests in house they do not apply OC settings so it was most likely the result of a defective socket. The net result is still the same for the end user.
'Most likely' means you're just guessing about what happened. The LGA1156 problems were factual evidence of end-user experience.

I don't really buy into the whole 'it was just to inform' idea. We all know that 99% of the people who stumble on this will react differently from how tech people respond to this. Especially by putting this against the background of the LGA1156 incident an atmosphere of drama is created.

This reaction was to be expected. I feel like this blog-post should not have been thrown online before finding out why the socket burn occured.
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I think that the first revision of foxconn socket has problem (like always... see maximus 3 problems) ... Lotes is more safer I think.
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