stepping code

ive been reading other forums and ran across a discussion about stepping codes. the only thing is that i have no clue what the hell they are talking about(hehe). can anyone shed some light on what it is or point me in the direction so i can read up on it...im just curious..thanx
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  1. Stepping codes are found at the beginning of the second line on top of your Athlon. Examples: "AXIA", "AVIA", "AYHJAR", etc.

    They're basically different batches, and newer ones overclock better.

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  2. Ok... here's the obvious follow-up question....

    How do we know which batch is 'newer'?

    Is there a place to see when each batch was made or something?
  3. There is a website that has a database of Athlon CPUs by stepping, showing you how far each will overclock. Can't remember which site it is, though. I'll probably remember, give me a few minutes.

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  4. <A HREF="http://www.athlonoc.com" target="_new">http://www.athlonoc.com</A>

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  5. :eek:
    I hope they get the new site up soon.

    Thanks, it obviously was taking me more than a few minutes to remember :tongue:

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  6. Heh, that site is where I cut my teeth on ocing, its burned into my brain!


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