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Howdy... I might be buying this processor soon:

Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539

.... or is it THIS one??
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103622

I have heard that the E4 stepping is the one to get. How do I tell which one I am getting???

THANKS
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e4 or e6. i believe the difference between the two is the efficiency between the memory controller.
of course, this only makes ANY different if you are using 4 sticks of memory instead of 2.
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e4 or e6. i believe the difference between the two is the efficiency between the memory controller.
of course, this only makes ANY different if you are using 4 sticks of memory instead of 2.
Yes, but how can he tell the differenece of what he's actually getting when he buys it?
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you wont know which stepping you will get, I wish you could know
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you wont know which stepping you will get, I wish you could know
ah. So there's no way to find out beforehand then?
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nope not from Newegg, there is a online retailer that gives the steppings, I cant remember the site though, it was in this forum though, best thing to do is read the reviews this will give you a general idea of how the CPU will perform
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jbescup
Howdy... I might be buying this processor soon:

Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539

.... or is it THIS one??
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103622

I have heard that the E4 stepping is the one to get. How do I tell which one I am getting???

THANKS
the first one is E4 and the second one is E6

That is the revision though, not the stepping. You can't find out the stepping from any online retailer that I know of. E4 revisions seem to OC better though.

E4 -> 3700BNBOX
E6 -> 3700CFBOX
Model numbers^^
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by el7145
nope not from Newegg, there is a online retailer that gives the steppings, I cant remember the site though, it was in this forum though, best thing to do is read the reviews this will give you a general idea of how the CPU will perform
damn! Those secretive punks. Which one would you get?

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the first one is E4 and the second one is E6
wait, how do you know that????
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the part number description...the letters BN=Revision E4, and CF=Revision E6
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post #10 of 12
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the part number description...the letters BN=Revision E4, and CF=Revision E6
ah hA! rock on. Thanks guys
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