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Old February 24, 2009, 08:36 AM
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I know there is a D0 stepping out soon but are they binning the 920 more carefully now so it doesn't oc like the 940 and 960? Seems like they are getting hotter and achieving less OC wise.
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Yeah, that's the norm. you gotta buy entry-level chips at release, it seems, to get good ones, or buy an OEM chip from a place that orders 1000's...


D0's will be good on release...few weeks later they'll ahve the binning figured out, and the good clockers will go elsewhere.


For severe overclocks...high-leakage chips are best(Intel seems to mark these with a "T").
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Old February 24, 2009, 09:28 AM
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If only there were a way to guarantee getting a D0 from NCIX, Dc or Newegg, they are just going to be thrown in with the rest and it will turn into a lottery to get those first chips.
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Yep...I'm on an E8400 C0 for exactly that reason. Maybe they'll have some OEM trays this time, they do that on occasion. My E8400 C0 is even produced WEEKS after E0 was first produced...so even then, Intel does the same thing...you really gotta buy cpu's in person to get a good one.
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