(MadMarky @ Oct 11 2003, 06:07 PM) oc-ability isn't entirely related to the corecode(i.e. AQXEA), but also the stepping(i.e. MPMW) that determines the oc-ability. I have 2 different 2500+ processers, with AQXEA and AQFZA core, and they are quite equal when it comes to overclocking. Ill list the results:
AQXEA 0332 TPMW
max @ 1.65v: 2150Mhz
max @ 1.75v: 2240Mhz
max @ 1.85v: 2300Mhz
AQFZA 0335 TPMW
max @ 1.65v: 2200Mhz
max @ 1.75v: 2288Mhz
max @ 1.85v: 2340Mhz
It's been said that the XPMW and MPMW steppings are the best overclockable.The TPMW
stepping like mine are moderate overclockers.
I'm a member of a Dutch overclocking site, and this is their conclusion on overclockability (list is not complete and results may vary):
On top are the best overclockers, on the bottom the worst.
Yup, you're completely right-- reason I didn't list those is because I don't know them.
The date is also supposed to factor in quite a bit too... I heard that some of the early JIUHBs were lucky to make it to 2GHz, though of course I can't confirm it.
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