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Originally Posted by HeadGear View Post

I wonder why no one has asked:

What Motherboards have you used?
Is it the same motherboard for all the chips?
What Cooling?
PSU?

These variables also matter, and having one under engineered/perform for your goals might be a limiting factor for all chips.

This, especially the motherboard
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I could definitely see not so much specific retailers getting better chips but similar sized resellers getting chips that others don't. For example, Newegg sells alot so they might get better binned units. Whereas (insert random small-medium retailer name here) would get everything else.
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Originally Posted by HeadGear View Post

I wonder why no one has asked:

What Motherboards have you used?
Is it the same motherboard for all the chips?
What Cooling?
PSU?

These variables also matter, and having one under engineered/perform for your goals might be a limiting factor for all chips.

Probably because I didn't ask "how can I get a better overclock". I've had different boards, probably like 4, different PSUs, a Noctua cooler and a custom loop. I know it's possible but what is the likelihood of someone using 5 different processors with the rest of the parts being exactly the same over a 6 year period?

I'm going to continue blaming the store. Next time I'm in for an upgrade, I'm going to prove this theory by buying the same chip from two (or more) different shops and seeing how they clock. I'm surprised no one has done this before actually. It would have to be done at the same time too, either close to a product launch, or close to EOL. I dunno what would be better

Might not even wait for an upgrade, thinking about selling this 8320 and getting others
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I think someones right about the chips sitting on the shelf for longer than other stores. If I'm one of the few to buy AMD from a shop who doesn't sell much AMD, I might get a chip that was manufactured way earlier than say if I bought from the Egg, which has a higher inventory turnover rate, thus getting bum clockers all the time.
I have a feeling that's your answer. With chips manufactured at a later date, you always have a better chance of getting a higher quality chip. Since Newegg moves a lot of merchandise, they have more turnover and you would likely get newer chips buying from them. In fact, every CPU I've ever bought there has been an above-average OC, and one was killer good. The only good chip I ever got out of a store was my 8350, and that was pure luck because I was early adopter of Vishera.
     
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