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I just got my E8400 (THX EGG!!) and well, its a whole lot smaller then id think it would be, but quick question

How do I tell the stepping and batch? (this is my first Intel)
    
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cpu-z will tell you the stepping. It will be either E0 or C0. Batch will be listed on the bottom of your box.
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The stepping will but listed in cpu-z and i think the batch is either on the box or on the top of the cpu its self.
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damn, was hoping to get the stepping beforehand, the mobo will be here tommrrow or thursday and on the bottom it says

Q829A181
    
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Its not scribed on the IHS? every intel CPU ive ever seen had the CPU info scribed on the Heatplate....
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Originally Posted by xviosx View Post
damn, was hoping to get the stepping beforehand, the mobo will be here tommrrow or thursday and on the bottom it says

Q829A181
That's an E0 stepping, fairly recent one at that. Tell us how it works out for yoU!
    
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post #7 of 20
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it doesnt have an E0 or C0 lol, and I have no idea how to break down the string that is on the IHS (see my last post)

1 sec too late lol, thx a ton gurusan!
    
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Its not scribed on the IHS? every intel CPU ive ever seen had the CPU info scribed on the Heatplate....
I also thought that as well

I think you should get the new stepping though, it's been out a while now. That should hit 4gz easy I think ( if it is the new stepping ofcourse)
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post #9 of 20
on the cpu or box the will be s-spec should start with SLXXX what is it? that will tell us if it's E0 or C0
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post #10 of 20
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No idea how far it can go, im only gonna have her stock cooling for now, had to build this as cheap as possible, funds went to holiday shopping then my pc died

EDIT: its SLB9J
and didnt gurusan say it was an E0 already?
    
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