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i just got myopt 148 today~~ so happy

but the stepping is cab2e 0546

anyone have any idea is this a good stepping??
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Originally Posted by klnospicy
i just got myopt 148 today~~ so happy

but the stepping is cab2e 0546

anyone have any idea is this a good stepping??
Cab2e's have a reputation as being quite variable. Only way to find out is to see how far you can get it
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so anyone have the same stepping?? i just want to know the average oc aribility
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He just said its variable, which from where I come from means it varies

No time like the present.
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I seen verified CAB2E of various dates hit as high a 2.9 on air.
BTW, there not as vcore hungry as most think!

Oh... my Opty sys is not complete yet so I can't offer any factual info on mine as of yet!
    
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Its a good stepping, actually there are no bad steppings. I haven't seen one person yet have horrible numbers with any steppings. Nothing yet..I dont know where these people say the stepping varies?!? Show me proof, and I am the king of opterons
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Its a good stepping, actually there are no bad steppings. I haven't seen one person yet have horrible numbers with any steppings. Nothing yet..I dont know where these people say the stepping varies?!? Show me proof, and I am the king of opterons

I think most of it is the method of OCing and the combined system parts more than just the core itself! The core stepping is relative to a degree though. Some areas of each core of silicone are in fact better and each core quality varies.
    
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I know, if anyone has a bad oc, like 2.5-2.6, i would guarantee its not the core..but the other hardware involved, or just someone who's new to overclocking. I have not seen a single core yet not get to 2.8-2.9 by an experienced user.
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A question about the Opty's: are they better in all respects than an Athlon 64? Is there anything bad or disadvantageous in the least when using one (like some mobos don't support them or something)?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by klnospicy
i just got myopt 148 today~~ so happy

but the stepping is cab2e 0546

anyone have any idea is this a good stepping??

I have that stepping in Opteron 144 form, and I've got it stable at 2.8ghz! IMHO, that's a pretty damn respectable overclock. I expect it should do really well in 148 form.

Good luck!
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