Originally Posted by decimate
Well, I reseated my CPU cooler today to try and lower my temps a bit and I got a peek at the IHS. Apparently the stepping of my 185 is CCBBE...One of the better steppings out there...And yet I still can't get it over 2.9 GHz stable...
Hopefully this reseat does some good...
Just goes to show it's not all about the steppings.
On the other hand, 2.9GHz is nothing to sneeze at. I think too many people are conditioned to think that anything less than 3.0GHz is a failed overclock. That notion is just wrong, in my considered opinion.
I guess I still remember the days when 2.7GHz from a S939 dual-core Opteron was considered a superb overclock.