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Hello guys;

I just got my i7 990X and i want to ask you if the batch of my CPU is good for overclocking (Excuse my bad english please, i havent used this languauge for a long time (from germany) )

Batch#: 3051B014 (Board is a Rampage III BE and cooling ist Corsair H60, it runs now @ 4,4GHz with 1,34V stable)

And than i want to know why there are these white scratches on my CPU? (Click the picture for high resolution), it is a new boxed CPU, it runs, but i just want to if there could be any reason for that.



Thanks
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Looks like a B stepping so it should be pretty good.
    
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Haven't heard anything on that batch number to be honest. There's nothing out there from what I can remember since there aren't a lot of these so its hard to get numbers.

As for the white scratches I'm not sure. Does it rub off at all or does it seem to have chipped off some of the metal?
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post #4 of 12
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These scratches are not deep; could that be because of production in the factory or is that impossible?
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If there aren't deep scratches in the center (where the die is), heatsink performance shouldn't be affected.
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no, in the center is all normal But what is the reason for that scrathes, nobody knows?

Thanks for your replys
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Originally Posted by DSHG View Post
Hello guys;

I just got my i7 990X and i want to ask you if the batch of my CPU is good for overclocking (Excuse my bad english please, i havent used this languauge for a long time (from germany) )

Batch#: 3051B014 (Board is a Rampage III BE and cooling ist Corsair H60, it runs now @ 4,4GHz with 1,34V stable)

And than i want to know why there are these white scratches on my CPU? (Click the picture for high resolution), it is a new boxed CPU, it runs, but i just want to if there could be any reason for that.



Thanks
I bought the same batch cpu today and it's a good clocker.

4.67Ghz @ 1.45v on a custom loop.
    
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post #8 of 12
Got my 990X today.. Almost the same batch as the OP.
3051A194

Mines an A batch. Not sure if it makes a lot if difference with these but I'll post how I go tonight!

Im at 4.6Ghz on a 950 with 1.55v currently which can do 4.8Ghz on 1.6v, so im hoping for 5-5.2Ghz if I can get the same volts into this chip.
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Your running a thousand dollar processor with an H60....
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Originally Posted by ecnelitsep View Post
Your running a thousand dollar processor with an H60....
And you have a three heatpipe rocketfish.

To OP: Your English is probably better than half of the people on OCN!
And I thought OCN had a thread that told approximately how well each batch did, or am I thinking of a thread for second generation i7's?
 
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