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Feb 20, 2001
These are the steppings - referring to when and where the CPU was made, and what batch they are from. It can be estimated from a stepping how good a CPU is likely to be at overclocking - for example many AXIA and AHYJA Thunderbirds overclocked brilliantly, whereas the ASHHA don't usually do very well.