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=( i have c2 it's not ES but i can't overclock past 3.8/3.9 like you said.... Guys with 925 c3 can hit 4.2 with low voltages frown.gif
    
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It's not a 925 ES.
It's a Phenom II X4 ES that uses the C1 stepping which was never released to the public.
C0 stepping can't overclock past 3.1 GHz (I have one).
C1 has been reported to be able to clock as high as 4.0 GHz, but not stable.
Probably 3.6 GHz realistically.
C2 was around 3.8-3.9 GHz average.
C3 is around 4.0-4.2 GHz.

So doing more search (since I've not had time to put together the build yet) I've read that ES are not really supposed to be released to the public. I had always been under the impression they were chips sent to reviewers and those using them to benchmark. This make is a bit difficult for me to sell it in the future or even feel good about that.

I guess because it could never be purchased initially then selling it is a no-no ?

Are they to be used by hardware manufacturers and students on loan ?

I really am unsure if this have an unlocked multiplier now.
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You can't sell it publicly on this site.
But I'm sure there are some members interested *cough* me *cough*.

That ES you bought does have an unlocked multiplier, but don't expect it to exceed or perhaps even meet 3.7 GHz.
Like I've said, it uses the unreleased C1 stepping.
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You can't sell it publicly on this site.
But I'm sure there are some members interested *cough* me *cough*.
That ES you bought does have an unlocked multiplier, but don't expect it to exceed or perhaps even meet 3.7 GHz.
Like I've said, it uses the unreleased C1 stepping.

I am debating it lol.

In part I'd like to have a BE 965 or 955 but then again I know so little about stepping I'd have to do some research.

Then I'd have to get a board that unlocks cores if I went the cheaper route with a 555 or 720.

I knew it would be compatible with my current in process build but my budget is so low I can't afford to change my mobo as well.
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You can't sell it publicly on this site.
But I'm sure there are some members interested *cough* me *cough*.
That ES you bought does have an unlocked multiplier, but don't expect it to exceed or perhaps even meet 3.7 GHz.
Like I've said, it uses the unreleased C1 stepping.

I am debating it lol.

In part I'd like to have a BE 965 or 955 but then again I know so little about stepping I'd have to do some research.

Then I'd have to get a board that unlocks cores if I went the cheaper route with a 555 or 720.

I knew it would be compatible with my current in process build but my budget is so low I can't afford to change my mobo as well.
I guess the most logical choice would be to sell your CPU at a profit and buy a used 955 w/ a C3 stepping here on the OCN market. wink.gif
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Go to Microcenter and get a 830 for $50 (only 7 left at the Dallas store). It is the same as a C3 925.


edit: wait, did you buy the e-bay one?
Edited by blupupher - 11/22/11 at 1:16pm
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Originally Posted by Evil Penguin View Post

You can't sell it publicly on this site.
But I'm sure there are some members interested *cough* me *cough*.
That ES you bought does have an unlocked multiplier, but don't expect it to exceed or perhaps even meet 3.7 GHz.
Like I've said, it uses the unreleased C1 stepping.

I so claimed that lol.. interest in it firstly.. :/ how much you got to spare on it?
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I only have an AM2+ board that is compatible with up to 940 and it was a gift from a great person on these forums. I wouldn't feel right to sell it and get another.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by INFAMYBLADE View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Evil Penguin View Post

You can't sell it publicly on this site.
But I'm sure there are some members interested *cough* me *cough*.
That ES you bought does have an unlocked multiplier, but don't expect it to exceed or perhaps even meet 3.7 GHz.
Like I've said, it uses the unreleased C1 stepping.

I so claimed that lol.. interest in it firstly.. :/ how much you got to spare on it?
Pfft, OP beat me by seconds on ebay to buy it.
I'm entitled to seconds. tongue.gif
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Go to Microcenter and get a 830 for $50 (only 7 left at the Dallas store). It is the same as a C3 925.
edit: wait, did you buy the e-bay one?

Yep I did... it was past midnight, I was tired, and I was on eBay. Never a good idea lmao

Sadly I live about 2 hours from that store so it kind of leave that option out for me and I'd rather have something that performs closely with an unlocked multi.
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