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    Shops that let you pick steppings?

    Im looking for online stores that either let you pick which stepping of a cpu you want or will provide information about which steppings they have in stock.

    So far ive found:
    Cpucity let you choose the stepping
    Aria Provides info on which steppings they have

    Any others?

    Im looking for a winchester 3200+

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    im sure with most its take what your given cpu city do privide what steppings they are shipping think i read its week 50 odd just now ,dont seem to be looking good clockers from what i read

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    I agree week 50's don't look good

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    Read this: http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=37203

    Now you know where to aviod

    I didnt know cpucity/aria still let you chose/told you which.. noton there sites, do you need to phone up for it?

    Also could you tell me which setppings are desirable? All I know atm is anything past 0446. Illbe sending both my 0431's back anyway, unless someone knows a reson they might be good...

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    I emailed them both, aria gave me details of the steppings they had but when i checked all winchesters were out of stock which i don't understand. Cpucity said ring on the day as stock moves so fast.
    im looking for past week 46 maybe up to week 50, most week 50's don't look good but there a few good codes i think, need to go trawling through xtremesystems again.
    I live not far from overclockers.co.uk and have been to the shop a few times, worst shop ive ever been in, this isn't just PC shops im including, this is any shop in my whole life!

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    From the cpucity forums, looks like 50/51 arnt particually great either...

    Im hoping that the next steppings will start toget better.. but untill every shop has plenty of stock, I expect thats unlikely.. as amd will use the better ones for the higher models..

    I really dont think its worth me upgrading from my 2.2ghz unless I can get atleast 2.7-2.8ghz AMD64 (watercooled).
    The only advantage I could see otherwise, is really the x850XTPE I would be forced to buy with it

    Other thing Im looking for is 1gb sticks of ram. I want 2gb in total, in2 slots. Prefrably BH5 or similar.. (already got 2x512mb BH-5)

    Anyway.. if you find anything interesting about these steppings or anything, please paste a link in here

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    mines week 48...no idea if thats good or bad. not fussed. does what it says on the tin. so long as it lasts a good while!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pudds
    I agree week 50's don't look good
    Damn, my 3500+ is a week 50.. Haven't had a chance to fire it up yet, but it best be good..

    S.

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    My 3200+ is a week 50 too! Man, it better o/c OK on water!

    edit: looks like mine is on the **** list.

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    Not sure what mine is, will check before I put the water block on.

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