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Hey, I just got my new 148 and DFI Expert mobo. I'm excited... kinda hating that I have to work for the next 2 hours though!

anyway, this is what stepping I got:

CAB2E 0545CPAW

how good is this? how high should I expect it to go?


oh, and is there a way to move my RAID 0 array to my new motherboard w/o rebuilding it? (I assume not...) but I'm currently using the NF4 RAID so if I use that on my new board it should basically be the same right?
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post #2 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by soloz2
Hey, I just got my new 148 and DFI Expert mobo. I'm excited... kinda hating that I have to work for the next 2 hours though!

anyway, this is what stepping I got:

CAB2E 0545CPAW

how good is this? how high should I expect it to go?


oh, and is there a way to move my RAID 0 array to my new motherboard w/o rebuilding it? (I assume not...) but I'm currently using the NF4 RAID so if I use that on my new board it should basically be the same right?
you have the same stepping as i do. im doing kind of a slow 3.0 right now, but my new ram should make it a lot better
    
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hmm... I just opened up my new cpu... I got the retail box, and when I first got it the heatsink seemed to be sliding around in the box, but I didn't get a chance to open it until just now... and wow!

the green foamy-paper deal that holds the heatsink and the cpu was distroyed! I opened the box and little bits and fibers fell out. I just hope my cpu is alright! if not, I'm going to have to give newegg a call tomorrow!
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post #4 of 33
They are in CA and close at 6:00pm. I would call inmediately.
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post #5 of 33
newegg has problems with their green boxes exploding and showing up like that. That isn't a rare occurence, alot of people have the same thing. Congrats on the new chip...
THERE are NO bad opteron steppings I have seen yet....all of them have potential. All the bad clocks have been due to user errors and incompatible hardware !!
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Originally Posted by tytlyf
newegg has problems with their green boxes exploding and showing up like that. That isn't a rare occurence, alot of people have the same thing. Congrats on the new chip...
THERE are NO bad opteron steppings I have seen yet....all of them have potential. All the bad clocks have been due to user errors and incompatible hardware !!
Thr CABGE opteron is bad...I know because I had one.
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Rgr that mumbles

<---cabge
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Quote:
Originally Posted by what?
Rgr that mumbles

<---cabge
I was second person on oc.net to get one...http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/52...adventure.html

And of course its the worst
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post #9 of 33
Jesus we got same stepping too, dont worry u will hit 3ghz as charm, just use 1.6vcore, currently iam on 2.92ghz more than that i cant due to lack of vcore, the max vcore i got is 1.55 , anyways iam going to order ONE day DFI lol good luck bro. I worked for 8 houres on it to get it stable on 3ghz without any luck lol.Remember u will hit 2.6ghz on auto vcore trust me i have tried it, u will hit easy 2.9 on 1.48vcore less heat . Btw i got the ocz as u told me lol its gooooooooood ram its g00d.
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well I put the chip in and it seems to work. the only deal is that I can't get the system to load my windows cd.

it says boot from CD then the farthest it will go is checking system specs before going to a blank screen. one time it showed a screen with a whole bunch of colorerd squares... I should probably start a thread on this...
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