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Which 2600K batch number should I use?

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My grandpa and I just bought 2600K's. I got mine from newegg and his was from Microcenter. I asked if he cared that I picked the one that would overclock the highest since he has no interest in overclocking his.

Newegg 2600K
Batch: L132B629
Malaysia

Microcenter 2600K
Batch: 3101A297
Costa Rica

I only have my 2600k at my house, but I got him to send me the batch number and location it was made. I can get him to swap me if his is better. Currently waiting on my motherboard to test mine and was wondering if anyone knows which one might be better or knows how I can find out other than testing them?
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post #2 of 8
Batch number's doesn't make a difference, it's the luck of the draw.
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i hope your right
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So should I wait for the mobo then try mine and see if I can borrow his for a bit?
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So should I wait for the mobo then try mine and see if I can borrow his for a bit?

Yeah why not smile.gif
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So should I wait for the mobo then try mine and see if I can borrow his for a bit?

Sounds like a plan. The only thing you gotta do to swap CPUs is fuss with the cooler you're using. Otherwise it's basically drop and go, the PC may want to do a bootcycle restart but other than that it's pretty straightforward.
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post #7 of 8
Apparently, the only batch that mattered was L041. Llts of high overclocks with those. Other than that, you'll have to test both.
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post #8 of 8
The only thing ive readis that the Malaysian ones MIGHT be somewhat better.
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