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Hey,
I am currently in the process of building a new gaming computer, i have got the CPU with me now as i have bough this already.
The CPU is a Phenom II x6 1090t Black Edition.

I have just come across on the internet that you can 'cherry pick' your CPU off of the shelf in the shop to find the best performing cpu or maybe even a 'golden chip' just by looking at the IHS (Integrated Heat Spreader).

I have looked to see what mine would be and what it can perform but i just cant find anything about it, could somone help me???

I would also like o know what the writing on the heat spreader is called so i can do some research in the mean time please.

as i understand, it is sectioned out like this:


if you need any more info just ask for it

I guess what im trying to ask for is a guide or someone to tell me what each and every letter stands for if possible or somthing, you get the idea lol

Thank you in advance to anybody who can help
Gaming96.
Edited by gaming96 - 4/24/11 at 5:23am
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That information might be a bit personal. With that code anyone can do a RMA or report the chip as overclocked, anything like that.
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That information might be a bit personal. With that code anyone can do a RMA or report the chip as overclocked, anything like that.
ok, codes removed thanks and +REP !
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You are just as likely to find a golden chip by pure luck as you are by trying to search numbers.Usually there is no way to tell until after you buy.
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You are just as likely to find a golden chip by pure luck as you are by trying to search numbers.Usually there is no way to tell until after you buy.
iv already bought it, and aslong as i get 4ghz i will feel happy lol, but i am sure it will reach 4.0 without any hassel

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4GHz out of a 1090T isn't difficult. You should be fine.
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4GHz out of a 1090T isn't difficult. You should be fine.
inno lol, but everyone want the best quality product they can get, so i was just trying to work this out but iv found a few sites and its ok i guess now, sorta
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Back in the s939 days, to find a good chip, you usually looked for stepping. Some ppl only focus on first 5 letters, some good chips you need good stepping, and manufacture date, which would be next 4 digits. Like in your examples above, core stepping and week. IDK the 6 cores well, or what steppings would be good.

OP: To answer the question,t he only way to cherry pick a (hopefully) decent chip, is to know exactly what stepping you want. Like on 939, Im looking for CCBWE, CCBBE, and CCB1E, or more specifically CCBWE 0614, etc... Gotta know what people are having BEST luck with. I heard (rumor from like a year ago) that the serial number of the chip, or the last 4 digits of the very bottom line on the CPU, tell you what number that CPU is out of that stepping. So, in the above PHII example, that chip would be the 11th CPU made from the AACSC silicon from the date 0843, or the 43rd week of 2008...

From what I understand, off memory, the closest to number 1 you have, the closer to the center of the waffer the silicon was cut from. Usually, the center is the best. I am not TOO sure, but theres a start, research it.
Edited by SwishaMane - 4/24/11 at 10:19am
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Originally Posted by SwishaMane View Post
Back in the s939 days, to find a good chip, you usually looked for stepping. Some ppl only focus on first 5 letters, some good chips you need good stepping, and manufacture date, which would be next 4 digits. Like in your examples above, core stepping and week. IDK the 6 cores well, or what steppings would be good.

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From what I understand, off memory, the closest to number 1 you have, the closer to the center of the waffer the silicon was cut from. Usually, the center is the best. I am not TOO sure, but theres a start, research it.
Thanks and iv already read up but still a tiny bit unsure but this cleared it up a small bit
thank you and +REP
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post #10 of 20
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1 Thing i need to ask is:
is it better to have the week earlyer or later in the year.

so is it better like this (below)
My Chip.
(1101)
year - 2011
week - 01

OR like this (below)
Made up chip.
(1148)
year - 2011
week - 48

Thanks in advance anyone who can help
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