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CPU-Z will not give you the CPU's actual stepping. What CPU-Z does provide is a very generic revision number; it does have a field called "Stepping" that's filled in, but that's not what's being asked for here.

Stepping information is, in essence, a batch number that indicates the type of CPU (dual-core/single-core, production sample/engineering sample/etc., amount of L2 cache, memory controller version, and production date) that you have. Statistical analysis of steppings collected by various intrepid overclockers seem to indicate that certain batches overclock better than others. It doesn't actually indicate that your particular CPU will reach a particular frequency, but it may indicate a certain statistical probability. As always with statistics, the law of averages will apply.

Just remember that, in overclocking, the only guarantee is that there are no guarantees vis-a-vis your performance potential. In other words, YMMV.

Good luck, and hope this helps!
Well thanks for telling me that. I knew about the average statistics thing, but I guess you could be right about the steppings. We all can be corrected sometimes. It's a good thing. That is how we young eager oc'ers learn.

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is it just me or the cpu-z validation not working
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So, is Cuber ever going to come back? He's only posted once in his own thread.
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Well, I try not to pay too much attention to a post by a user that just joined with 0 reps and 0 posts...

They tend to get their answer and leave...
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