Originally Posted by jcniest5
Hey, I thought I would chime in. I just acquired a 950, looks like an old batch with old packaging. I compare the retail box with my other 950 and definitely the box is different. With my other retail box, the window showing the CPU is off center toward the front of the box and also has a window showing the back of the fan motor on the back of the box. This one that I just bought, the window showing the CPU is in the middle, top of the box and there is NO window showing the back of the fan motor. The box is a little shorter, too. The batch # is: 3949B158. My other 950's batch # is: 3020A962. Anybody has this batch? If the trend is still the same from the 920, those earlier batches OC way better than the latter ones. Should I open and test it or resell it?
3 = made in Costa Rica, but not San Jose, Costa Rica which is a 1
9 = 2009, 0 = 2010
49 = 49th week of year, 20 = 20th week of year
B158 and A962 = Lot Code Identifiers
I don't know which 950 batches are especially good. We are collecting batch numbers in the hope of getting some idea.Intel core i7 9XX Series batch guide
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