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#1 jdm_com_au

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:27 PM

I may have this all wrong of course, but I vaguely remember reading somewhere that before O/C ing a CPU that someone would google the batch number to see what the O/C potential was. The number stamped on mine is 3043A328. If I get it to 200x21 or more I'll be happy.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:50 PM

I think that generally been the way. There's always been a famous golden batch with certain popular processors (like with the AMD Venice core or Intel Q6600). Usually it only really mattered if you were trying to get towards the very high clock speeds, it was usually just an indicator that a chip from that batch would have more luck getting up and stable. Pulling a multi like that should work pretty much out of the box, but as usual increase, test and repeat.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:33 AM

Batches usually have most significance to subzero clocking, however some golden chips might do 4.2ghz on 1.25v or better, Hardly makes a difference for us mortals without ln2,
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:29 PM

Pretty much what everyone else said. You'll hit 4.2GHz on yours, regardless of batch number. The only difference will be what voltage it manages to hit that clock using.
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:15 PM

Batches usually have most significance to subzero clocking, however some golden chips might do 4.2ghz on 1.25v or better,

Hardly makes a difference for us mortals without ln2,

I remember some of the D0 stepping xeon's could do like 4.2ghz at under 1.2v was rare but possible.

JDM it matters more whether its a C0 or D0 stepping (i7 950 is D0 from memory) so should clock up to around 4.2ghz

Edited by nesquick, 10 May 2012 - 01:15 PM.

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#6 st8smn

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:24 PM

Iv gOt my i7 950 @ 4.2 i dont remember what settings tho


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