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What is processor stepping

Hello everyoe,
i am a new bie and want to know what is processor stepping? does it effect overclocking.

Its a short question..please reply soon.

thanks in advance.
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  1. Yes it effects overclocking
  2. Best answer
    In simplified terms, it's a upgrade or newer model.

    It can effect temperatures, overclocking ability and other small changes. It's not a guarantee though, MMV.
  3. RJR said:
    In simplified terms, it's a upgrade or newer model.

    It can effect temperatures, overclocking ability and other small changes. It's not a guarantee though, MMV.


    then please suggest me which stepping is better for i7 860.
  4. That's easy, there's only one stepping available.
  5. Best answer selected by ruffandruff.
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