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This has been discussed many times, there are too many variables to decide why it's defective. Could be for consumer demand, could be cores can't meet TDP, Voltage regulations, L3 cache problem (voltage, corruption, something), a core problem (usually fixed with voltage), BLAH BLAH BLAH. If it runs outside of the specs necessary to qualify it for a quad core to work and outside the spects AMD keeps as minimum standards it gets tossed. Those tossed or "defective" cpu's either get re-branded or thrown out. This is how every electronics manufacturer does things, so you can't really say "why". You can only speculate as to why yours might have been marked, but that is about it.
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This has been discussed many times, there are too many variables to decide why it's defective. Could be for consumer demand, could be cores can't meet TDP, Voltage regulations, L3 cache problem (voltage, corruption, something), a core problem (usually fixed with voltage), BLAH BLAH BLAH. If it runs outside of the specs necessary to qualify it for a quad core to work and outside the spects AMD keeps as minimum standards it gets tossed. Those tossed or "defective" cpu's either get re-branded or thrown out. This is how every electronics manufacturer does things, so you can't really say "why". You can only speculate as to why yours might have been marked, but that is about it.
we all know how OCN <3's to speculate.
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The technical term for what they are doing is called product binning, if you want to learn more about it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Product_binning
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