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Old June 14, 2008, 03:15 PM
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Exclamation Is that chip a Go or B3 !?

Hi guys! I was just looking for a Q6600 for a friend of mine and I found one for about 215$ at Direct Canada. I just wanna be sure it's a stepping Go before I order it. I know that the model # on the box should be BX80562Q6600SLACR in order to be a Go, but the only thing mentionned at DC is model # BX80562Q6600. So, does anybody have an idea on that ?

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They have stopped making B3 the stepping some time ago. Even in July 2007 it was sort of 50/50 as to whether you'd get a B3 or G0 Q6600. I'd imagine all stocks of this are sold by now.

I recommend calling DirectCanada and placing your order by phone to ensure you get a G0. Alternatively, place the order online and then call them up to confirm. They do put you on hold for like an hour, but once they DO answer, they are helpful.
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I'm pretty sure you need to confirm the "SLACR" in order to make sure it's a G0. But yeah, G0's were almost a sure thing by August last summer, so it should be a no-brainer by this point. Any retailer who had some B3's to dump back then would have had no trouble doing so, since there were plenty of people who didn't know enough to check on that.
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Old June 14, 2008, 05:31 PM
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It should be a 100% G0, but some of the current batches are garbage. (Hope to God you don't get a L8xx)
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You can also try to send a PM to DC_Support, a member of this forum who's a Direct Canada rep. Maybe he could help you, and it's usualy faster (about 1 business day) than calling them by phone as they never take calls and sometimes not even return your call when you let a voicemail (after 20 minutes of wait on the phone).
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Alright ! Thanks you all for your replies...much appreciated.
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It should be a 100% G0, but some of the current batches are garbage. (Hope to God you don't get a L8xx)
Yea theres a lot of very negative feedback on the web RE recent L8's-, I would definitely try and avoid them.
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