This is something you will need to discuss with Intel Customer Support directly; not here in a user-to-user support community. Here is information regarding how to contact them (by geography):
I think Intel should publicly say how he's going to fix the issue and compensate the damages caused by lack of quality control. There could be millions of units affected as Atom C2000 is on the market since fall 2013 and many of the units are now out of warranty.
It is surprising this happened to server product where the most thorough quality control should take place.
Thank you very much to N.Scott.Pearson for the information posted above.
Thank you very much for providing that link.
First of all, we just wanted to apologize for any type of inconvenience you might have experienced with the processor.
In regard to the information on that link about the build-in defect of clock signal malfunction, I just wanted to let you know that the issue is related to the processor itself, and as it says there the system may experience inability to Boot or may cease operation, but it will not damage the board, the problem happens just on the processor, it will not damage the rest of the components.
So, in that scenario in order to fix the issue, what we do is to replace the processor if it still is under the 3 years of warranty period.
Any further questions, please let me know.
Thank you for the answer, As said my motherboard is out of warranty as I bought it in 2013 already, therefore the 3 year warranty period expired in 2016. The motherboard died in January 2017.
Sorry to say but next time I will seriously consider consumer silicone based products (Xeons / Pentiums for LGA1151) as those are tested by millions of customers and the error will likely be discovered sooner or I will consider AMD (I know they had some issues too but none as serious as complete silicone failure on server class product).
In the age of Pentium IIIs and Pentium IVs Intel created newer revisions of the same processors that fixed major issues. What has happened with this policy? Recently there were so many issues with Intel products (P67 chipset SATA dying, Haswell USB chipset bug, TSX not working on Haswell, Skylake freezing on Prime95). Does Intel even have some quality control if such a bug as processor freezing in Prime95 is not discovered before product launch? Prime95 is a standard reliability test. Strange.
Thank you very much for providing that information.
Just to let you know Intel, really appreciates and respects the comments, suggestions and feedbacks provided from any of our peers in our community.
So, we are sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with the Intel processor, and I am going to send your feedback to the proper department so they can be aware of your suggestions and comments.
Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience and is by any chance you need our assistance in the future, do not hesitate in contact us again.
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This is the silliest discussion I have heard in a long while. There is absolutely zero proof that this errata had anything to do with this board failing. There are hundreds (if not thousands) of possible causes for this type of failure that have nothing to do with this processor errata.
Mr. Pearson, what could it be when the motherboard worked and then suddenly died? There are lot of issues mentioned on the web about motherboards with Atom C2000 dying suddenly such as:
Cisco is doing recall of all their products containing this chip - Clock Signal Component Issue
According to unnamed sources the issue has been there for some months as failure rate was much bigger than usual - Intel Atom chips have been dying for at least 18 months – only now is truth coming to light • The Register
What we see here is Intel designed a (server) chip that is definitely going to die due to hardware design issue. It is a question of when rather than if and the life expectancy is much shorter than what an average customer would expect. The way I see it Intel should take full responsibility and bear all the costs related to this issue (including software licencing costs) to save their image. It will be lot of money but still much less than what a bad reputation will cause then in long term. And as mentioned, there are customers who already are out of warranty.
Again, there are hundreds (if not thousands) of possible reasons for a system to die. Just because an issue like this exists does not mean that this is the cause of your system's failure. Could it be? Certainly. Is it likely? That can be debated. Regardless, in your case, it really doesn't matter. You received a warranty when you purchased this processor. Your processor worked properly over the entire duration of the warranty period. Once this period has expired, you are not entitled to any compensation if the processor then fails - regardless of the cause.
Sure, it could be something else. But since there are massive number of failures of this CPU it is the most probable cause. Usually when electronics is about to die it starts behaving strange - here it stopped working suddenly what is the exact description of this issue.
The life expectancy DOES matter a lot. Nobody buys something expecting it will last just the warranty period. In Europe standard warranty is 2 years yet people do not buy houses on 30 years mortgage expecting them to fail after 2 years. They expect them to last 100 years as that is a standard. Similar with computers - usually one expects the computer to last about 5 to 7 years if properly maintained and not stressed heavily. If Intel ever mentioned their CPUs are designed to last warranty period only it would be the end of their business. IT professionals trusted Intel because, while somewhat expensive, it was a guarantee of quality. Yet recently this image is eroding because of this issue and the other chipsets and CPUs issues mentioned.
Anyway I will wait to see AMD Ryzen performance and then will consider some low power LGA1151 board. No chance I will go again with Atom C2000 or try untested Atom C3000.
2 Al Hill: I think the manufacturer should take full responsibility for design defects for the whole expected lifetime (say on computers for 10 years).
One thing is the normal wear. If you use it heavily, it should last the warranty period. That is as a customer you have a guarantee that if you stress it, it will not wear out before warranty period (or warranty specifications in case of products such as SSDs).
The other thing is the design defect. I would definitelly not buy this Atom C2000 if I knew it has a design defect that would cause it to die so soon. I believe this is standard as home appliances are often recalled after many years in service if design defects are found, the same with cars (see Volkswagen Dieselgate for example, Takata airbags), exploding laptop batteries etc.
You are mixing Apples and Oranges. Safety recalls are a completely different subject. 10 years on computers? Let's be real here.
Dieselgate? Totally irrelevant.
You made it beyond the warranty period. Time to move on.
For me, when something goes bad, even when in the warranty period (with few exceptions), I either upgrade or replace the item, and learn from the experience rather than have my hand out.
I am trying to find a better term than "silliest discussion", but cannot.
Doc (no longer following this thread)