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Is there only one kind of E8400

post #1 of 11
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Unlike the q6600 having g0 and B3

Does the E8400 come in different versions?
Or only one version, I am about to buy one but just wanted to make sure I am getting the better version.
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post #2 of 11
only ones out are all c0 revision i think, my 8200 is anyway.
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post #3 of 11
There is only one revision so far. there will probably be more, but not for a little while. there are, however, more than one option when buying. You can get OEM, retail or Xenon. the difference being that the OEM has no HSF or box, the retail comes as a boxed CPU and the Xenon is a server CPU. (the X3110 Xenon has slightly different specs as far as heat and voltage, I believe, i think they OC the same, though. Google it )
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there are two versions apparently, the good overclockers, and the bad overclockers.
 
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post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by svtfmook View Post
there are two versions apparently, the good overclockers, and the bad overclockers.
Hahaha amen to that
I got mine a day before they were released at a local shop as they were stocking shelves at the end of the day...from what I've seen, the very first chips were beasts for OC'ing, and now they've kind of gone downhill into a hit-and-miss situation
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by svtfmook View Post
there are two versions apparently, the good overclockers, and the bad overclockers.
I disagree.
They have the good overclockers and the amazing overclockers.
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by lsclincoln View Post
I disagree.
They have the good overclockers and the amazing overclockers.
exactly. i just happen to have a amazing overclocker. i can run stocl at just barley above 1.0 vcore.
while ohters have to stay in the 1.1s so its hard to tell but all of them will overclock pretty damn good.
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post #8 of 11
wow... that's some chip you've got there.. you must be proud...
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post #9 of 11
Yeah, as far as I've learned so far, I need at the very least 1.3v to overclock this high. I tried for 3.925GHz, but it becomes unstable right away (although, I can overclock to 4.0GHz, and run the computer fine, but I immediately get errors in Orthos Small FFTs). But I suppose it would be stable if I tried for higher than 1.3625v, but I don't feel comfortable risking it. I don't want to kill it and have to go back to my e2180 (besides, I'm almost out of the stock Tuniq TIM).

But hey, at least I can overclock this high. But I think it would be fun to see that "4.0GHz" mark and know it's stable!
post #10 of 11
I can't seem to get mine to 4 GHz under 1.36v at all, but at 1.45 it's rock stable. that's too bad, since I can't be having it running at such a high voltage because these die easily at high voltage.
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