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return to intel and hopefully the will give you something better?
Or Intel says 'Thanks for returning our chip. We'd give you a new one, but you modified this one, and according to our records, you weren't legally supposed to have it, so you get nothing. Good day sir.' ...

If wherever you bought it didn't indicate that it was an engineering sample, I'd say try to return it, but since it's lapped, you're basically handcuffed. I'd just say keep an eye on it and run it into the ground..
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I remember hearing about some early OEM 920's having unlocked multipliers. Some were stealing them out of dells, hps, acers and such.
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CPU-Z Doesn't say anything about it being an ES, just seems odd.

I got it from a major retail store, so meh, maybe it just has Confidential printed on it, without it actually being an ES.

I really wish I had have taken photos before I lapped it.

Also, no way would I send it back to Intel now... Honestly, it's been modified.
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post #14 of 30
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CPU-Z Doesn't say anything about it being an ES, just seems odd.

I got it from a major retail store, so meh, maybe it just has Confidential printed on it, without it actually being an ES.

I really wish I had have taken photos before I lapped it.

Also, no way would I send it back to Intel now... Honestly, it's been modified.
That seems very peculiar... CPUZ should indicate the stepping as being ES or something similar if it is an engineering sample... how long ago did you purchase? Perhaps you got one of the new unlocked CPUs by mistake...? What do the stock clocks look like?
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Either way, I wouldn't worry about it too much. Its working properly after all, and there is no chance of returning it since its lapped anyway.
    
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ES chips do have confidential written on it. What stepping is your 920? If it's D0 it's definitely not an ES, ES chips would be B/C steppings afaik.

ES doesn't always mean unlocked multi. I had a 940 that didn't have an unlocked multi and it didn't oc too well either (could've been my mobo though)
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post #17 of 30
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ES chips do have confidential written on it. What stepping is your 920? If it's D0 it's definitely not an ES, ES chips would be B/C steppings afaik.

ES doesn't always mean unlocked multi. I had a 940 that didn't have an unlocked multi and it didn't oc too well either (could've been my mobo though)
Yeah, my mistake, the Multi is locked and it doesn't OC well at all.

CPU-Z Says it's a D0, but seriously... it said Confidential on the chip it's self.

I really wish I hadn't have lapped it now so I could show you guys, it's really odd that I didn't pick up on it sooner.
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post #18 of 30
It is an ES chip, the Sspec will be Qxxx, if not it'll be Sxxxx.
What does CPU-Z say the Sspec is? Wait does CPU-Z even say the Sspec? I can't remember
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Here you go guys, doesn't say much to me.
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It's a D0. How can it be an engineering sample?
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