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What is the newest stepping on the i7 950? I'm planning to pick one up from Microcenter and I want to make sure I get a good one. Also, does anyone know any good batch numbers (for OCing)?

Also, is the 950 a good OCer in general?

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It seems to be really hit or miss on the 950's. Some people get great OC's others just suck. The general consensus seems to be that they're generally not as good as the 930 d0's from those I've spoken to. Another problem is just tracking down results from other people's OC's. Scutzi128 from Laundromatic had a spare lying around from an earlier purchase and we could only find a single reference to that batch number on a Brazilian overclocking forum. Furthermore that person on the other forum never found out much either.

At the end of the day most people still seem to be able to hit 4.0-4.1 but typically need a decent amount of vcore.
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Thanks.

Does anyone know specific batch numbers or no?
    
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Here's a list of some 950 batch numbers:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ead-first.html

Here's another list of batch numbers:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...tch-guide.html

There might be some repeats across both of the lists.
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