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The best stable OC I can get with my CABGE Sd is 2500. I have to but another SD anyway for my son's PC ( it won't be OCed ) His PC won't be built till later. Question is; Would buying DDR 500 ram get me an higher OC with my stepping or should I save my money and buy another SD now and see if that stepping is better?
    
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I'd go for trying to get a better stepping. The memory you have now I don't think is too bad. If your using a divider and keeping that RAM at 200mhz then DDR500 wont help.
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The SD I just got is KAB3E which is a pretty impressive OCer. I hit 3.0GHz without even trying hard. This is the one I ordered:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539

I have read that the CABGE stepping is not the best, in fact it may be the worse.

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instead of another 3700+ maybe you should go for the 3800+X2. soon enough the games that are coming out will be made for 64 bit dual core computers. your choice though, just a thought.
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this stepping is hit or miss i know... but if you have the cash go for another stepping. But don't be afraid to push that CABGE and see how far it can go
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