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SD 3700+ e4 stepping vs e6 stepping

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with the new e6 stepping of the 3700+ san diego core out i was wondering if anyone has tried to oc one or read a review of them? i will be purchasing a Sd 3700+ in the next month for my build and plan on ocing from the start. I don't want to get the e6 stepping if it doesn't oc as well as the e4.

seems recently that the newer versions of cores are less susceptible to ocing. i wonder why? hopefully AMD isn't kicking us performance seekers to the curb.

just wanted to know some info if you had it. thanks in advance.
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E6 Sandys don't overclock as well, but provide better support for 4 sticks of memory. I personaly got the E4 (KACAE stepping) and got it up to 2970 without taking the voltage over 1.4v.
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haha, I wrote a FAQ on this the other day because its been comming up so often. I haven't seen many E6 revisions around, so its hard to say if they overclock as well as the E4 revisions. I thinking they should still be able to reach 2.8-2.9 though. The E6 revision though is suppost to be 1.35v at stock went you receive it instead of being some where between 1.35 and 1.4 volts. Also they better handle 4 sticks of memory and will not off set them to DDR 333.
I beleive both are pretty close to the same and it depends on the stepping/core itself on how well it can overclock.
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E4 Revisions overclock well. Same for Opteron 148 Venus E4 Revision. Default voltage up to 2800Mhz guaranteed!!!!
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Nothing is guaranteed when it comes to overclocking. Same revisions and same steppings can overclock slightly different. It comes down to that individual processor.
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