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I ordered a core i7 920 from microcenter online for in store pickup. I ordered a open box for 159 and drove 54 miles one way to pick it up. When I got there they did not have an open box so I got a new one for the same price. Got very lucky. Anyways I wanted to know about the batch number which is 3901A257. Does anyone know about this particular batch and is there a way to find stepping without installing as I don't have a mobo yet. Thanks.
 

aigomorla

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Originally posted by: Rubycon
SLBCH = C0 stepping
SLBEJ = DO stepping
^ more important then your bin number.

Because if you got a C0, id take it back.
 

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Originally posted by: aigomorla
Originally posted by: Rubycon
SLBCH = C0 stepping
SLBEJ = DO stepping
^ more important then your bin number.

Because if you got a C0, id take it back.
No way, don't send it back. You can easily get more than $250 for it online.
 

aigomorla

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i meant take it back and exchange it to a SLBEJ
 

aigomorla

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the D0 replacement will be worth the 108 mile drive also if ur asking me.

OP if you like overclocking, D0 is manditory.
 

aigomorla

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Originally posted by: BTRY B 529th FA BN
Originally posted by: Rubycon
SLBCH = C0 stepping
SLBEJ = DO stepping
Isn't it D0 not DO? ;)
lol getting techincal with our highly technical mod? :p

She gonna start speaking in a language neither u nor i will understand. Do you really want that?

:p
 

Rubycon

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Originally posted by: aigomorla
Originally posted by: BTRY B 529th FA BN
Originally posted by: Rubycon
SLBCH = C0 stepping
SLBEJ = DO stepping
Isn't it D0 not DO? ;)
lol getting techincal with our highly technical mod? :p

She gonna start speaking in a language neither u nor i will understand. Do you really want that?

:p
DO for DO want! :laugh:

Sometimes I'll do that and it slips. Ship happens! :p
 

Atechie

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Originally posted by: aigomorla
Originally posted by: Rubycon
SLBCH = C0 stepping
SLBEJ = DO stepping
^ more important then your bin number.

Because if you got a C0, id take it back.
*LOL*
The first batch of D0's proved to be good OC'ers, but after that the pattern show good and bad D0's...just like there is good and bad C0 OC'ers.

That is the second time I see you post garbage, why is that?

 
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Originally posted by: Rubycon
Originally posted by: aigomorla
Originally posted by: BTRY B 529th FA BN
Originally posted by: Rubycon
SLBCH = C0 stepping
SLBEJ = DO stepping
Isn't it D0 not DO? ;)
lol getting techincal with our highly technical mod? :p

She gonna start speaking in a language neither u nor i will understand. Do you really want that?

:p
DO for DO want! :laugh:

Sometimes I'll do that and it slips. Ship happens! :p
:laugh: I just couldn't resist :laugh:
 

faxon

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Originally posted by: Atechie
Originally posted by: aigomorla
Originally posted by: Rubycon
SLBCH = C0 stepping
SLBEJ = DO stepping
^ more important then your bin number.

Because if you got a C0, id take it back.
*LOL*
The first batch of D0's proved to be good OC'ers, but after that the pattern show good and bad D0's...just like there is good and bad C0 OC'ers.

That is the second time I see you post garbage, why is that?
because maybe if you pay any attention to the trends, on average even a bad OCing D0 will oc higher than if it had been a bad ocing C0. it's pretty rare that a stepping change ever yields CPUs that dont OC as well, since having higher OCing chips also means higher yields, since chips which work fine but may not make the cut for 920s as a C0 might make it as a D0, due to the increased clockability. as a side effect, your good chips will clock even higher than before, opening the doors to higher clocked SKUs or lower prices on low end to mid range SKUs since you can make use of chips that otherwise might get thrown out to increase your gross margins, and in turn turn those savings out to the customers as well.
 

Atechie

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Originally posted by: faxon
Originally posted by: Atechie
Originally posted by: aigomorla
Originally posted by: Rubycon
SLBCH = C0 stepping
SLBEJ = DO stepping
^ more important then your bin number.

Because if you got a C0, id take it back.
*LOL*
The first batch of D0's proved to be good OC'ers, but after that the pattern show good and bad D0's...just like there is good and bad C0 OC'ers.

That is the second time I see you post garbage, why is that?
because maybe if you pay any attention to the trends, on average even a bad OCing D0 will oc higher than if it had been a bad ocing C0. it's pretty rare that a stepping change ever yields CPUs that dont OC as well, since having higher OCing chips also means higher yields, since chips which work fine but may not make the cut for 920s as a C0 might make it as a D0, due to the increased clockability. as a side effect, your good chips will clock even higher than before, opening the doors to higher clocked SKUs or lower prices on low end to mid range SKUs since you can make use of chips that otherwise might get thrown out to increase your gross margins, and in turn turn those savings out to the customers as well.
I have been paying attention and I see just as many Do's dud as C0's and I see no greater arch on the D0's...this is a fallacius no-brain of equating the Q6600 G0 stepping based on the first batch D0's...
 
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I looked on the box and I have a D0. I am just going to overclock it as far as I can go with stock voltages assuming it won't create too much more heat. I live in Texas so it is hot enough in the house as it is.
 

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