Originally Posted by Keysplayr
I thought it was the solder that failed to withstand the temperature variants and became fractured? What that has to do with Nvidia GPU itself, I don't know.
I still run a Dell Vostro 1500 everyday. Has a 8600M. Maybe a different batch of solder? Maybe I have the only working sample on the planet? Dunno.
I doubt that, there are plenty of that era chips (mobile / dekstop / chipset) still working. I also think there is an element of luck involved.
But what Blasting said is exactly my main gripe (aside from not being illegible for any settlement in the UK): Nvidia never really came clean and said 'these parts are affected, these parts are not' instead we had to rely on everyone's favourite tabloid journalist and his list. Charlie of course quickly jumped to the conclusion that all parts from that period were affected but that's possibly as unreliable as Nvidia basically saying nothing.
Contrast that with Intel's response to - for instance - the SB chipset issue. I may not like the fact that Intel is heading to being the only choice in x86 CPUs but I cannot find any fault with how they treat their customers when problems arise. That's the way it's meant to be done: would all other companies please take note!