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    [O/C]Socket 1156 burning issues...is the fire out?

    Several months ago, there was some news worthy mentions from many sites about the Foxconn made sockets for the P55 (Socket 1156) platform including Anandtech's article. When the issue was in its prime, one would see many forum users suggesting others to stay away from motherboard "X" because it has a Foxconn socket and could burn up. Looking back, was this type of response warranted? Did Foxconn or even Lotes sockets all over the world melt or char CPU's at an alarming rate? Lets see what time has told us.


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    Wasn't this issue based on the type of VRM the mobo makers used and how it wasn't up to snuff with intel's requirements?

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    Anything is possible, but I cant say with the research I did I ever heard of that being a potential cause. In the previous article some theorized that there were less pins with the same/more voltage and that could cause it. And still others said it was deeper in the socket...a feedback issue. If that has anything to do with the VRM's, then it could be.

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    Not that I've read, but it could be... Got any sources on that? As far as I've seen personally, no one had a conclusive/authoritative explanation for what was happening.
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    How many actual, confirmed cases of this were there?

    In any event, this is the kind of article I love to see: a follow-up for self*-assessment of past reporting. It's quality control for the field, and I absolutely want to see more of it!

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    I dont think I can quantify that accurately with such a small sample.. from what I have seen, between 5-10. Im sure its a lot more than that, but, thats what I recall seeing.

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    Interesting. But that seems to be the answer right there, to say it might well be a statistical fluke even. Even if you've only come across 1% of all the cases (which I doubt, since they're going to tend to be restricted to the high-end people who are more likely to report it in the communities you searched), that's still no more than maybe 1,000 cases. That strikes me as a small number compared to all the 1156 sockets out there ...
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    I'm also thinking that most of the cases of this happening were right after the 1156 platform became available and that maybe some of the initial run of sockets by Foxconn were kind of iffy. I actually seem to remember that there were a small number of Foxconn supplied sockets that were found to need a revision to them that actually got into the supply channel too.

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    Yes... the revision issue. In my limited searching turned up nothing but more rumors, so I didnt mention it even under the guise of rumors. It was such a non issue that I felt even if mentioned as a rumor, that would give the credence to the idea it was going to affect many more than it has and to look elsewhere (Lotes). The revision may have happened and I missed it as well, Ive seen a lot of sites say May soo??? If anyone can find anything and my googlefoo has failed me, let me know and we can shoehorn that info in there.
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