Like many in here have stated these results are only valid for this 8320 and this 8350.
One 8320 can vary greatly from another and the same for 8350's. A good 8320 can OC better than a poor 8350. From my experience my 8320 is pretty poor, there are quite a few that will do 4.8 Ghz which is out of this question for mine.
I didn't test the CPU-NB OC'ing but this 8320 was HORRIBLE in that department. Even 2300 MHz on CPU-NB required tons of voltage. The 8350 CPU-NB hasn't been touched yet.
Haven't played around with the 8350 much at all so the jury is still out on it. Seems average so far.
Originally Posted by bbond007
I was wondering, How do you find out the batch? Do you need to read the numbers off the CPU or can it be retrieved somehow?
If so that's not going to happen any time soon
The batch is on the IHS of the CPU. The 8350 IHS was very dirty, almost seemed like mold spores on it or something
. A few repeats of Goof Off took care of 98% of it. Not sure what it was.