QX9650 C0 or C1 stepping = better overclock?

gwolfman

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Hi,

I'm have the option of selection one of the two, which would be better for overclocking?

■sSPEC: SLAN3, Stepping: C0, Batch#: L745B303
■sSPEC: SLAWN, Stepping: C1, Batch#: L804B467


What are the differences between C0 and C1?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

CompuTronix

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Gwolfman, there's another solution:

QX9650 $999.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115034
C0 Stepping, Tcase Max 64.5c - http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SLAN3
C1 Stepping, Tcase Max 64.5c - http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SLAWN

Q9650 $554.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115130
E0 Stepping, Tcase Max 71.4c - http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SLB8W

Non-Extreme variant also has 9x Multiplier, but latest Stepping and higher Thermal Specification for better overclocking.

$999.99
-554.99
$445.00

That's a lot of money to hand over to Intel just to have an Extreme variant with an unlocked Multiplier! :non: Put the $445.00 you just saved into the graphics card(s), or some excellent games and several cases of great beer! :pt1cable:

Comp :sol:
 

gwolfman

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Thanks everyone for the replies. I'll take the C1 stepping then.

@ Tronix: I have a friend who was giving me one, but he doesn't know about stepping 'n all so he let me pick which one I wanted.