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April 22, 2006 3:02:41 AM

Hey guys, quick question...I'm a bit confused by all the stepping found on some of the chips. I've had people tell me they are different cores etc - but what does it all mean and is it worth it to go from this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

to this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

The last one is about 40 bucks more, and the only difference (that I can see) is the E6 stepping.

I am PROBABLY going with this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
as it runs at 2000mhz - also, based on the chip id number, it has stepping E6 on it. ADA3200BWBOX (BW = E6 stepping)

Whatcha guys think ? :) 

S

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April 22, 2006 3:18:21 AM

To Summarize: Different Versions, in other words. :) 

As we all know, it's not always best to jump on the absolute newest technology, aka bleeding edge technology. Some define bleeding edge technology as that which is so advanced that not even the trade journals are publishing about it, also, that it's endevours are risky at best.

I , and most of the people I know, view it as the 'top of the top of the line'. Is it foolproof and 100%. NO...but what is? Newer versions show continued support and continued efforts to 'make better'.
It's nice to have the newest tech (which of course, what I am looking at is not) but it had to start somewhere, and with this e6 stepping, I'm glad to see I am going to be working with the newest of this time tested chip :) 

S
April 22, 2006 3:58:30 AM

i have an E6 stepping on my 64 3200+


people say it cant overclock well over 2.4 ghz



any suggestions ?
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April 22, 2006 4:02:45 AM

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i have an E6 stepping on my 64 3200+


people say it cant overclock well over 2.4 ghz



any suggestions ?


Take the right precautions and try it anyways, there are many variables that affect overclocking from chip model to stepping to the quality of the wafer it was printed off of. It might work, but keep in mind the general trends of other user's chip behavior.
April 22, 2006 4:03:26 AM

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i have an E6 stepping on my 64 3200+


people say it cant overclock well over 2.4 ghz



any suggestions ?


Mail me that chip, I'll prove 'em wrong :twisted:

Quote:
Hey guys, quick question...I'm a bit confused by all the stepping found on some of the chips. I've had people tell me they are different cores etc - but what does it all mean and is it worth it to go from this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

to this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

The last one is about 40 bucks more, and the only difference (that I can see) is the E6 stepping.

I am PROBABLY going with this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
as it runs at 2000mhz - also, based on the chip id number, it has stepping E6 on it. ADA3200BWBOX (BW = E6 stepping)

Whatcha guys think ? Smile

S


As I pointed out in your previous thread (where you could have asked your question instead of spawning a new thread), being picky about stepping should'nt be a concern to you unless you plan to overclock the hell out of your CPU.

If you intend to keep your CPU at its stock frequency, just buy the cheapest one out of the lot.
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