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    How do I find out stepping/week number?

    When browsing online stores, the only information usually provided on a processor is a manufacturer code such as AXDA2500DKV4D (for an athlon XP 2500).
    Is there any way of finding out the stepping/week number from this code, or otherwise?

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    The Mad Smelter Susquehannock's Avatar
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    Can I assume we are talking AMD?

    Here's the coding on the 1700 I'm using in my other
    rig as an example:

    AXDA 1700DLT3C 9346856280167
    JIUHB 0307VPWM ## 1999 AMD

    The "JIUHB" refers to the stepping. The "B" designates
    this as a Thoroughbred B core.

    The "0307" shows which week it was produced.

    The "DUT3C" code shows ....
    the package type, default operating voltage, maxumum die
    temp, level 2 cache size and max system bus speed.
    .... In that order.

    Hope this helps.

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    You have to look at your CPU. If you have a Pally, it will be on the core. If you have a Tbred or Barton, it is on a black "sticker" on the packaging (not the retail box, the pcb that contains the core).
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    The Mad Smelter Susquehannock's Avatar
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    Yep.

    Also ... the Pally have a square core where the Thoroughbred
    have a rectangular core.
    In addition, the Pally are identified as "AX####" whereas the
    Tbred are "AXDA####".

    At least that's what I've observed from my CPU's.
    Here's a picture from the net that compares the
    2200 Tbred A and 2100 Pally if that helps:



    And here is a German webpage that has compares the two:
    http://www.hardtecs4u.com/reviews/20...red/index3.php

    Hope this thread helps you get the best CPU possible.
    Last edited by Susquehannock; 02-05-04 at 02:12 PM.

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    Re: How do I find out stepping/week number?

    Originally posted by dnp
    When browsing online stores, the only information usually provided on a processor is a manufacturer code such as AXDA2500DKV4D (for an athlon XP 2500).
    Is there any way of finding out the stepping/week number from this code, or otherwise?
    Web sites rarely list stepping and week. If they do it's only because it's a desireable stepping and are charging a premium for it.

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    Kind of what I feared/expected

    So if I'm looking for an unlocked Barton, its basically luck of the draw then?

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    Originally posted by dnp
    Kind of what I feared/expected

    So if I'm looking for an unlocked Barton, its basically luck of the draw then?
    Pretty much. You're gonna pay a small premium for a guaranteed unlocked barton.

    One option you migh try... Hit up all the local mom and pop computer stores in the area. You might get lucky.

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