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post #1 of 19
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Alright so I posted a thread before about the batch numbers but now I got the actual batch numbers on these chips. Was wondering if you guys could help me decided which i7-970 to buy from the choices I have listed. Which would best for overclocking or the better processor from them all.

1) 3012B113

2) 3012B129

3) 3012B122

4) 3016B246
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post #2 of 19
Did you google the batch numbers? They probably all perform the same since the batch numbers are close except for the last one. I would google them and see what comes up.
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I think the lower the number(last 3 digits) the closest to the center of the wafer meaning better binned chip thus better overclocking. I could be wrong though, this is what I have read from others.
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Can't seem to find anything on these batches, some say the 129 is better where others say the 113 is better due to lower numbers.
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Want to decide between the 3012b113 and 3012b129. Not sure which to buy from those two.
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post #6 of 19
i don't think there were any "bad" batches anyway, grab one and enjoy!
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post #7 of 19
Batches don't mean too much without the stock volts... just grab one.
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I know they are all pretty good but I prefer just picking one which has gotten higher overclocks before as I have a choice to choose from the batch I want. So I narrowed it down to two batches, 3012b113 and 3012b129. People say 3012b129 is better and other say 3012b113 is better due to lower numbers at the end.
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I know they are all pretty good but I prefer just picking one which has gotten higher overclocks before as I have a choice to choose from the batch I want. So I narrowed it down to two batches, 3012b113 and 3012b129. People say 3012b129 is better and other say 3012b113 is better due to lower numbers at the end.

Are you upgrading from your 950? That's an awesome CPU, why not just wait till Ivy?
    
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The batch doesn't make much of a difference without the vcore. The stock vcore does. Unfortunately, the vcore varies so it's hard to guess which one overclocks better.
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