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    More info needed before buying an AMD 2500+ withe AQXEA stepping

    Hi guys, I have read a lot about the great overclocking abilty of the AMD 2500+ chip with AQXEA stepping, but I don't know what exactly that means and how will I come to know what is the stepping of the chip when I am buying?

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    the stepping of your chip is written on a little black strip on your cpu
    it should be something like axda2500 dkv4d aqxea 0334 mpmw
    the important bit of the code is the 4 numbers after the aqxea as this lets you know
    when your cpu was made any 2500xps with a code of 0340 and after is supposed to be locked but i think yours is a pre-week 39 unlocked one m8
    hope this helps
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    Thanks Crapshot but I will only be able to view the number on the cpu after I have bought the chip. Is there any way that I can make sure that I am purchasing the right chip before removing the packaging?

    Also, is there a safe way of unlocking the chip if it is locked?
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    sorry m8 you would have to be able to look at the front of the cpu to check the codes
    i have a 2500xp and its a AQXDA 0323 yours is a AQXEA so i would have thought it was pre-week 39 im sure the AQXEDA s were the good clockers
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    Some resellers will tell you the codes before you buy - e.g. in the UK CPU City.

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    Thanks again but I havent yet bought the chip. In fact I want to upgrage my old pc and so I was surfing the net for some info on a good chip which I can overclock, although I have never done so in the past. I just want to be sure that the chip( AMD 2500+ with AQXEA stepping) I am going to buy will overclock nearly as good as the chip which was shown in the review on this site.

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    Thanks buff, but I live in Mumbai, India. Any idea of a great shop over here which can help me?

    I would also like to know which motherboard would be ideal for this overclocking?
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    Hello Nichomach, any sugesstions regarding my problem?

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    Your best bet is to get a Abit Nf7-S rev.2 and pick up a mobile 2500+. They will overclock very well (from all reports), are unlocked and generally are only slightly more than there desktop counterparts. Thats just my 2cents.

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    I'd also say get a Mobile too

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    I knew the mobile bandwagon would pull up soon

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    I too have been reading a lot about the mobile 2500+ processor. Although is there any specific stepping in these processors that I should look out for?

    Also regarding the Abit Abit Nf7-S rev.2 motherboard, Do you need an extra graphics card to connect the monitor or can you connect it directly to the motherboard?
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    Apparently the best clockers are the week 43 ones, but they all seem to be clocking rather well. The average overclock is between 2.5-2.7 And yes you need to get graphics with the NF7-S as it doesn't come with onboard video (becuase on board sucks)

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