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Q6600 Steppings (what does it mean?)

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hey all got my Q6600 on thursday and was wandering if can anyone help with identifying my cpu stepping, i found a post a while ago telling us what the numbers/letters mean, but i cant seam to source the article. can anyone link me or explain what this means

(My Q6600 Stepping)

SL9UM MALAY (guessing thats Malaysia)

L720A326

Many Thanks Ross_uk
    
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The SL9UM means its the older (B3) revision of the chip. It's nothing to worry about, it'll just run a bit hotter than the latest G0 stepping.
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Thats a B3, it has a 105W output rather than 95W, therefore you cant go very far on overclocking, well on air anyway you could go quite high, but not very, depending on your cooler. 95W version which is known as a G0 is cooler slightly, doesnt produce as much heat and can go quite high on the OC. From what i know the Q6600 is lightning on stock speeds alone unless your feeling in a pyro mood and boom its gone lol
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You could always use CPU-Z to see for yourself.
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tis a bit hard to use cpu-z when its in the box lol and i dont have a HD to hook up.

i already know about the G0 stepping i just wanted to know if there was anymore detail about my current stepping as google turned up nothing like overclock attempts. thanks for the help so far
    
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You can roughly expect 3.0, maybe 3.2 on the B3 stepping (with air cooling) before you start crossing the thermal threshold of ~60-61C.
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ummm i know some people have tried 3.0+ on air also upping the voltage slightly, to push it further. As afzsom said, gotta watch that thermal temp
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