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Guys how does one tell if the 2nd hand board you are buying is a B3 stepping or not?
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Guys how does one tell if the 2nd hand board you are buying is a B3 stepping or not?
Most companies want to make absolutely sure you know, so they add B3 or something of the nature to the end of the model number.
Or it is marked on the board.
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Most boards will have it pictured on the PCB.
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Most companies want to make absolutely sure you know, so they add B3 or something of the nature to the end of the model number.
Or it is marked on the board.
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Most boards will have it pictured on the PCB.
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For ASUS, where would they put it other than the motherboard's case and a removable sticker?

Where would one see the model number?
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For ASUS, where would they put it other than the motherboard's case and a removable sticker?

Where would one see the model number?
Either by the processor socket (next to it and the memory banks) or between the PCIe slots. It would be in bold lettering.
    
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CPU-Z Mainboard tab would be the easiest way (assuming you have the system up and running.)
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ussually a sticker donates the B3 stepping on GB and asus and MSI board,t hey all use stickers. You can see ont he board itself as well as teh BIOS it will say B3.
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