Many of the VMware administrators across the globe have researched machines to use at home for laboratory purposes. If you follow me and know that I love my Shuttle SH67H3 machines you may want to know the following information to upgrade your existing machine to the Version 2 motherboard. Below is information I found online to get this done through Shuttle.
If anyone is interested in getting the new Version 2 motherboard that supports the Ivy Bridge processors here is what Shuttle is doing:
Fee: upgrade fee will be $40.00 (shipping not included, customer has to handle sending in and ship out cost)
- Customer has to call our tech support for a case# at 1-626-820-9000. Then customer has to apply for a RMA# on our website using the case# that they get from our tech support. Link to RMA page.
- Our RMA department will issue a RMA# for customer to return V1 MB (MB must be returned in good condition, no physical damage will be accepted).
- After received customer’s return board, we’ll charge $40 + shipping then ship out V2 board to customer.
This info is for Shuttle in the United States.
Not a bad price for an Ivy Bridge motherboard, even with shipping costs both ways.
Only bad thing is you’ll be without your machine for a week or so.
To give credit where credit is due please let me link to my source of this information: CinLor Tech