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How do you know which batches are better?

You don't. At the end, each chip is different. It is luck of the draw. The current Costa Rican batch in Chicago MC is 3224B & 3229B.
 
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How do you know which batches are better?

google it. there is a few confirmed good ones for nearly all units tested by different people across the globe on HWBOT and xtremesystems, e.g. 3218C, 3218B (some, not all), 3229, L220, etc.

You still may get an unlucky unit even among the "good" batches, but chances of getting a bad clocker are much lower, that's all. the rest is a pure lottery ... however there are horrible batches as well where chances of getting a poor clocker are extremely high ...
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You don't. At the end, each chip is different. It is luck of the draw. The current Costa Rican batch in Chicago MC is 3224B & 3229B.

I'm inclined to say that certain batches do matter as they greatly improve chances of getting an awesome chip (not guaranteed of course), that's all. google it.

Dude, I used to have a 3224B, mine was a decent chip, could at first run 5GHz @ 1.44V, but it wasn't fully stable at first (eventually stabil at 1.52V), then my former faulty board massacred it and it eventually degraded to hell (5GHz @ 1.57v and then even worse)...

3229 is also considered a very good batch! however the most praised one is 3229C, 3229B wasn't that good ... I think ...

I would give it a shot! damn ... Wished I was around the Chicago land ... you guys have some potentially great clockers over there at very low price ... my stores seems to carry only 3226C (like many others).
Edited by feniks - 11/20/12 at 7:23pm
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GAH! I couldn't resist. Just put down an order and ready to pick up after work.
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Wow, the sale is still going on huh. I was lucky enough to get my local Frys to price match, saved me an hour and a half drive.
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yup, still going smile.gif

just be aware that 3226C chips are weak (mine did max 4.8GHz <1.52V) while 3224B are quite strong (mine does 5GHz @ 1.45V), you can get either smile.gif ... replace if necessary biggrin.gif
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@redxmaverick welcome to the club.. I went crazy last two weeks building a machine around a awesome priced chip.. ( while i was building annother system ) where is the dog house when i need one?

On annother note.. i just saw 32 gigs of gskill trident 2400 for 239.99 after promo code listed on the link. I dont know if its posted yet just saw this while i wait for dr. to call back kinda busy.
there is also some gskill 2133 on sale cheap.
here is the link for the 2400.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231590
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yup, still going smile.gif
just be aware that 3226C chips are weak (mine did max 4.8GHz <1.52V) while 3224B are quite strong (mine does 5GHz @ 1.45V), you can get either smile.gif ... replace if necessary biggrin.gif

I just got my new setup together. I'll be starting OCing today, but I have a 3224B. Now I'm really excited!
    
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frown.gif I wish I live near micro center
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Do they still have any deals for buying with a motherboard? I can't find it on their website.
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