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TigerDirect just got in a bunch of boxed E8500's.
I'm exploring the difference between OEM and boxed processor performance.

I was surprised to say the least at the pack date for these procs:



Anyway, I installed this chip about 1 hour ago, and am still testing. But so far it's clear that this cpu requires less Vcore for the same oc compared to three of it's oem counterparts.

4.04g (475x8.5)

oem: 1.34, 1.34, 1.35v
box: 1.30v 1hour OCCT and prime stable so far.

More to come..
    
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Nice find.
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Does anybody know what does the "SLAPK" means? I have only seen SLACR before on all of the C2Ds I've bought. (About 25)
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Originally Posted by PhillyOverclocker View Post
Does anybody know what does the "SLAPK" means? I have only seen SLACR before on all of the C2Ds I've bought. (About 25)

SLAPK is the processor spec #.

Actually, SLACR is not the spec # for a C2D, but for the Q6600 G0 stepping which is a quad..
    
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newer is not always the best. mine was made in jan 2nd lol.
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newer is not always the best. mine was made in jan 2nd lol.

Well so far, it seems to require less voltage to accomplish the same oc which is a good thing.

I'm not saying newer is better, just that it seems surprising that the chips were packed on 4/25 and in my machine on 5/05.. That's all.
    
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Originally Posted by nuclearjock View Post
Well so far, it seems to require less voltage to accomplish the same oc which is a good thing.

I'm not saying newer is better, just that it seems surprising that the chips were packed on 4/25 and in my machine on 5/05.. That's all.
Got my E8400 in my machine 4/22/08, purchased at the Egg
pack date 4/08/08
B#Q808A169
version # E27439-001
mm#895733
1.25v max
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