Originally Posted by snelan
Guys keep in mind that batch does not matter as much as it seams. The wafers in the center of the platter tend to have less imperfections than the ones on the edge. Say I had a theoretical batch 100 CPU that did 5GHz @ 1.2VCore. That does not, in any way mean that another CPU from batch 100 will do the same. It may do 5.0GHz @ 1.6VCore if it was on the edge of the batch, and the other CPU was in the center. You can't just go by batch like most people like to do.
EDIT: If anyone wants to trade me their golden chip for mine, 4.6 @ 1.3V, 4.7 @ 1.36V, I have no objections! *cough* FTW *cough*
I have a good one, a couple half decent & one that sounds similar to yours. 4.5Ghz, 1.27V.
I know batches are no guarantee, but hoping to find another good chip in a proven batch is easier than random. Did have bad luck last time with the 3218B batch, so this time may get lucky...
Originally Posted by ivanlabrie
I'd buy an SS if I got one of those sub 1.4v 5ghz chips...I bet it can do 5.5ghz at 1.4v on cold.
I'm gonna try my good one on the mvg with some ln2 tonight, have to test out some software overclocking to try to beat the coldbug.