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I have a chance right now to swap out my 3700 with a 4000 at no cost to me except shipping, I am just wondering would it be worth it and did the 4000's have decent overclocking steppings?
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Originally Posted by Marshall82
I have a chance right now to swap out my 3700 with a 4000 at no cost to me except shipping, I am just wondering would it be worth it and did the 4000's have decent overclocking steppings?
Forget about the model numbers, just look at it as a chance to trade chips. If yours is a good OCer, I wouldn't do it. If you're not happy with the OC ability of it, then do it. Don't expect it to be better based on the fact that it has a 12X cpu multiplier left unlocked for you, though. It comes down to how good of a chip you got in the first place.
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Well I'm running 2.8 stable but with 1.500 x 108.2% vcore. And I know the 4000 runs at 2.64 limited by ram and board options.
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personally I would stick with they 3700+ its a great processor and you can easily overclock them to the speeds of the FX-57 (same core) but ultimatly its up to you.
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Well, if 2.827 is your current limit, i think it'd be worth a shot to trade. At worst case, the 4000+ should probably reach 2.8 stabily, and at best case you may get over 3.0ghz stabiliy
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I would go for it. See how good of an overclocker the 4000+ you get is. If it is good, keep it, but if it is the same or worse then your 3700+, sell the 4000+, and buy another 3700+ and pocket the difference. Or use the extra cash from the sale of the 4000+ and buy yourself a more expensive but known well overclocking kab2e 3700SD from Ebay.

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I posted about this awhile ago as well. I was able to pick up a 4000+ for the same money as the 3700+ I had. I moved the 3700+ into my second rig and now have a 4000+. Since I'm not OC yet, It is faster stock but I'm interested to see overclocking options on the two chips as I can interchange them between my rigs.

How can I find out the stepping on my two chips?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Robilar
I posted about this awhile ago as well. I was able to pick up a 4000+ for the same money as the 3700+ I had. I moved the 3700+ into my second rig and now have a 4000+. Since I'm not OC yet, It is faster stock but I'm interested to see overclocking options on the two chips as I can interchange them between my rigs.

How can I find out the stepping on my two chips?
You have to take the heatsink off.
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Well I talked to the guy, hes a friend and I think I'm gonna go for it. He still wont tell me why he needes to make the switch, which concerns me a bit but I know he wont screw me.
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Wait, you mean he wants to trade you his 4000 for your 3700 for free? thats a bit odd, don't you think? Without telling you why I would assume he fried it. Or for some reason it may be a terrible OCer
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