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Ok so I am building a new computer. And I don't know what stepping is the best for oc'ing. The CPU in question is/are the q9550 and q9650.
 

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Stepping E0.

EDIT: SLB8V for Q9550 and SLB8W for Q9650.
 

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Originally Posted by br3nd064 View Post
The only stepping for q9650 is E0, and your chance of getting an E0 9550 from newegg is like 99.99%

Really? I thought it was rare now to get E0 for the Q9550? heck i might buy one then if thats true.
 

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You get an E0 or maybe a C1, but there's nothing wrong with the C1 anyway.
 

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Really? I thought it was rare now to get E0 for the Q9550? heck i might buy one then if thats true.

Newegg got rid of most of their C1 chips by november, so you're extremely likely to get an E0.
 
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