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The article is just warning that ES chips maybe defective if they were test to the extreme and that you do not have warranty on them.
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ES's post a risk. There's not a warranty so if pushed to the limit you may result in severe failure. Usually they perfrom decently as the former P4 procs did but flaws in the silicon wafer, although few, may hinder performance. That and the fact that the multipliers are locked....I would take and ES any day tho.
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Core2's are multi unlocked for lowering multi only on many boards anyway, at least on the P5B Deluxe and P5W DH Deluxe anyway. Not much need for a ES, we all like to be bandwidth whores with high FSB and get high CPU clock
     
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