On January 31, 2011 Intel® announced the detection of a design error in the new Intel® 6 Series support chipset, also known as Cougar Point. ASUS has updated all motherboards with revised Intel® 6 series B3 chipsets, with every SATA port now certified safe to use and the Cougar Point support chip issue resolved. ASUS offers multiple ways to easily identify revised products. Primarily, check for labels showing “New B3 Revision”. These are clearly displayed on products and packaging.

Get onboard with all exclusive features retained!

ASUS P8 Series motherboards with the new B3 revision chipset retain all the features and capabilities of previous versions. This includes DIGI+ VRM, a revolutionary design for precision power controls, BT GO! versatile Bluetooth with seven built-in modes, and ASUS EFI BIOS with exclusive EZ Mode and support for hard drives over 2TB. Enjoy all the award-winning features and innovations ASUS has implemented on the P8 Series at http://event.asus.com/mb/2010/P8P67/

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Pre-B3 revision motherboard users can also download and use the new B3 revision BIOS, drivers and utilities. Go to the ASUS support site at http://support.asus.com to download the latest BIOS version.

Here are the multiple ways to identify a revised product:

As Intel® indicated the design error only occurs with certain SATA 3Gb/s ports, ASUS has created a special SATA Verifier, available as a free download from http://event.asus.com/2011/mb/Identify_unaffected_SATA_port/. Customers may use this utility to identify safe-to-use SATA 6Gb/s ports on products affected by the Intel® 6 series issue.

We would like to use this opportunity to encourage any users currently in possession of affected ASUS products to carry out return and replacement promptly, so that the transition to the revised hardware is as smooth and fast as possible. For additional information and assistance, please feel free to contact your local ASUS service hotline. Check http://vip.asus.com/eservice/changeSandybridge_MB.aspx for detailed warranty and service hotline information.

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