i was wondering, how can i determine the stepping of a cpu?
and which is good for a barton?
and how can i verify it before i buy one?
i want to put one on an nforce based board, probably the asus and run it a little over clocked.
i see the different examples people give here regarding the stepping.
but the stepping as written by cpuid or sandra doesnt look anything like the letter combinations i see here.
for example i amlookign at it right now it says,
family 6, model 6, stepping 2,ext family 7, ext model 6, revision a5.
is there a site or an article that explains it better?
i think i remember with my thunderterd it was written on the cpu itself.
do i need to get an oem in person so i can physicaly look at the chip, or can a particular stepping be found in a retail boxed cpu?
can i order the stepping i want?
which is best for aggressive timings and overclocking as opposed to another and why?
is it still a question of copper vs aluminum innerconnectors?
lol can i ask any more questions? lol sorry about that.