Originally Posted by thlnk3r
BlackOMega, yeah majority of the LCB*E's were great chips. I think I've seen a few that were not so great overclockers. Some also ran a little warmer then others. I've only had one LCB*E so I cannot say very much from experience.
Know I'm a little behind in the thread but have alot going on so I'll jump in as I can.
Normally these steppings are good clockers but I've had at least one dud in the bunch.
It was a 4000+ San Diego LCB9E that always ran hot, woudn't go past 2.9GHz to save it's life while cranking the volts to it. Even after popping the top, it still ran hot so eventually traded it off.
The guy who got it eventually hit 3.0 but no more with it, doing the same basic stuff I was doing to it. My 165 LCB9E is one of the good ones even though it runs warmer that I'd like it to but all things considered, I can't complain.
Still love the X2 (LCBQE) for obvious reasons and the 4000+ that's gone over 3.4 (LCB9E). Personally I believe the best OC'ing results I've seen on average with Opty's come from the 175's and my 175 (LCB9E) is a pretty good chip itself.
Also have a pair of LCBBE 4000+ chips that seems to do close to what the newer stepping chips can do.Edited by Kryton - 7/29/09 at 8:58pm