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July 3, 2014 3:10:23 AM

I dont want to buy pre devil's canyon fiasco cpu

In few hours I will be buying in a shop.

Intel 3.4 GHz LGA 1150 4670 i5 4th Generation Processor

Now when i pick up that box, what should i look for to make sure that its not from bad batch?

production date should be beyond which date? what other things to see to CONFIRM that this is a good cpu


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July 3, 2014 3:14:52 AM

Shouldn't be any major difference, especially since you won't be OCing.

I don't believe Intel had any issues with Haswell chips.

Also, FYI, that's not Devil's Canyon or even Haswell Refresh.
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July 3, 2014 3:17:40 AM

I agree, but still, say later on i change my mind and decide to OC, what should I be looking for on the box?
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July 3, 2014 3:20:43 AM

A CPU that ends in K, instead of one that doesn't.

Most likely you want a 4690K which is Devil's Canyon. There's unlikely to be any difference between them.
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July 3, 2014 3:25:21 AM

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A CPU that ends in K, instead of one that doesn't.

Most likely you want a 4690K which is Devil's Canyon. There's unlikely to be any difference between them.


Ah, ok, I see the confusion created .. my bad .. still getting the hang of english =)



I just want to make sure that the cpu i pick up .. does not suffer from whatever that bad thermal paste problem intel cpus have had .. I am not even sure if Intel 3.4 GHz LGA 1150 4670 i5 4th Generation Processor qualifies for this defect or it was way before, but heh, better to ask than to repent .. right?
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July 3, 2014 3:32:14 AM

MrCasualGamer said:
How to figure out when any pc component i pick up is not produced some 2~3 years back?

The easiest way would be to buy a current-generation model like the i5-4690: the model number did not exist a year ago so any unit you buy is practically guaranteed to be less than a year old.
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July 3, 2014 3:35:01 AM

thanks , but yes, i tried that..
I tried to put in my budget but it just wont fit ..
but thats out of my budget >.< .. i have to stick to Intel 3.4 GHz LGA 1150 4670 i5 4th Generation Processor :( 

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July 3, 2014 3:41:59 AM

All i5-4670 chips have the old thermal paste, and are Haswell, but cannot be overclocked so it doesn't really matter.

All i5-4690 chips have slightly improved thermal paste, and are called Haswell Refresh. Also cannot be OCed.

The i5-4670K chips have the same thermal paste as the 4670, but can be OCed. This is also Haswell.

The i5-4690K is the new Devil's Canyon CPU, and has much improved thermal paste, and can be OCed.
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July 3, 2014 3:46:19 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
All i5-4670 chips have the old thermal paste, and are Haswell, but cannot be overclocked so it doesn't really matter.

All i5-4690 chips have slightly improved thermal paste, and are called Haswell Refresh. Also cannot be OCed.

The i5-4670K chips have the same thermal paste as the 4670, but can be OCed. This is also Haswell.

The i5-4690K is the new Devil's Canyon CPU, and has much improved thermal paste, and can be OCed.


Thanks ! THANKS ! this is EXACTLY what I wanted to know ! Perfect !

You Sir have surely ousted one demon of stupidity ! =D
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