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What is "Stepping" and how does it affect Overclocking?

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Title says it all...
    
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Minor revisions to the making of CPU's.

Some steppings OC much better than others.
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This might help: Link
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How do I tell if the stepping on my E6400 C2D is good or bad? I cant seem to get past 3.0Ghz for the life of me
    
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Take off your cooler and thermal paste and look at the code on the CPU, then post it on here.
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I cant get it off CPU-Z? I thought it had the Stepping and Revision listed there
    
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Nope.
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Ok I'll post it later then thanks
    
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If you still have the box, you can get it off of there, there are two attached images at the end of the link in my sig that will show you where to get it
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