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Well i think i got the worst cpu chip ever.So many ppl where able to get it to 3ghz and me myself was able to get it prime stable at 2.95ghz but With ASUS mobo now i got this dfi and it wont go over 2.88ghz. Its so sad.. thinking to snap one of the pins, and then RMA it proly illl get better stepping? Anyways, the IHS was removed and i put it back tho with some kinda glue... will they notice.. also iam new to the RMA roll. Who do i contact and wat shud i do or say ?

thanks.
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Originally Posted by kitt3
it wont go over 2.88ghz. Its so sad.. .
only wish my sd would get that
    
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only wish my sd would get that
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id settle at 2.75...haha
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Originally Posted by kitt3
Well i think i got the worst cpu chip ever.So many ppl where able to get it to 3ghz and me myself was able to get it prime stable at 2.95ghz but With ASUS mobo now i got this dfi and it wont go over 2.88ghz. Its so sad.. thinking to snap one of the pins, and then RMA it proly illl get better stepping? Anyways, the IHS was removed and i put it back tho with some kinda glue... will they notice.. also iam new to the RMA roll. Who do i contact and wat shud i do or say ?

thanks.
Show us a pic, but they will most likely be able to see that the IHS has been removed. And what kind of cooling do you have? Most people can only get to 3.0GHz with a BIg Typhoon, or water cooling. And, AMD has halted the production on socket 939 Opterons, and by RMAing the chip, you probabally will only get a crappier stepping, since AMD no longer makes them. Be grateful for what you have, because you don't know how good you have it...
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Originally Posted by kitt3
Well i think i got the worst cpu chip ever.So many ppl where able to get it to 3ghz and me myself was able to get it prime stable at 2.95ghz but With ASUS mobo now i got this dfi and it wont go over 2.88ghz. Its so sad.. thinking to snap one of the pins, and then RMA it proly illl get better stepping? Anyways, the IHS was removed and i put it back tho with some kinda glue... will they notice.. also iam new to the RMA roll. Who do i contact and wat shud i do or say ?

thanks.

yes, AMD will notice. they have a small RMA department and give very personalized service. Plus, breaking a pin will probably be viewed as your own stupidity and will not be covered.
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No don't RMA it because:

A) they will test it, see that it works, and send the same chip right back to you.

B) if you damage it in any way to make them replace it then that will void your warranty and they obviously won't replace it.
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Show us a pic, but they will most likely be able to see that the IHS has been removed. And what kind of cooling do you have? Most people can only get to 3.0GHz with a BIg Typhoon, or water cooling. And, AMD has halted the production on socket 939 Opterons, and by RMAing the chip, you probabally will only get a crappier stepping, since AMD no longer makes them. Be grateful for what you have, because you don't know how good you have it...

can u proof it that amd stoped makin them :O my friend wants one :S
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They did stop making them. It's been announced. They still sell them...but getting harder to find. That is a good chip...keep it. You just have to tweak it a little more. You're lucky to be that high to begin with.
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