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post #21 of 40
I wonder if a company can make a golden chip or it just happens under the right conditions.
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Pretty sure it is luck of the draw, otherwise they would make them all golden and charge more...
    
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So are you taking perfectly good chips back to Microcenter and exchanging them, or just buying multiple chips?

just buying multiple chips... i am getting into ln2 and having multiple ones just in case is good for me:)

so far only 1 of my 2600k has gotten "messed up" due to high voltages and it wasn't even on purpose.
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Hmm that sucks. I've always had very good luck with chips from Microcenter.
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post #28 of 40
I remember reading somewhere that the chips toward the center of the wafer are the best..I do not have proof, or the link.
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post #29 of 40
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I remember reading somewhere that the chips toward the center of the wafer are the best..I do not have proof, or the link.

not really iv seen imperfections everywhere when we probe a wafer. (not cpus but basically the same thing)


i thought its extremely hard since the "golden chips" are binned out and used for xeons. but iv seen average consumer cpus clock better per volt sometimes.
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post #30 of 40
Well you must work for a chip company?
So what I had read is wrong?
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