PumpkinPie86
2 Iron

How to find out which 'stepping' my processor is?

I swapped my processor for a Q9650 3.0Ghz, someone wants to buy the Q6600 that came with my 420 but want to know the stepping. How can I find out for them?

 

Thanks 🐡

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Baltane
2 Bronze

Re: How to find out which 'stepping' my processor is?

there is a program called cpuz. google it and download it. it should show you all you need to know about your CPU
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PumpkinPie86
2 Iron

Re: How to find out which 'stepping' my processor is?

The processor is no longer in my computer, I swapped it for a new one. Isn't there a Dell spec list somewhere for the XPS 420 which will tell me?
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Baltane
2 Bronze

Re: How to find out which 'stepping' my processor is?

im sure if you have your computer number you can look it up on the support site
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ElkWapiti
3 Zinc

Re: How to find out which 'stepping' my processor is?

I've never seen CPU stepping listed by Dell.

 

Look at the top of the chip.  If the writing includes the phrase SLACR it is G0 based; SL9UM, B3.

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PumpkinPie86
2 Iron

Re: How to find out which 'stepping' my processor is?

Yeah, I got it now. Thanks for your help.
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ElkWapiti
3 Zinc

Re: How to find out which 'stepping' my processor is?

Happy to help.

 

It is a G0, right? G0 is better for over clocking.

 

BTW, many believe that the lower the VID the better the chip is for over clocking.  You can find VID with core temp, for example. 

 

VID is the stock vCore for the chip.  It varies for each chip and is determined by Intel as part of its testing. When the MoBo is set to auto for vCore, this value tells the MoBo what voltage to use to get the chip to "start up".

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PumpkinPie86
2 Iron

Re: How to find out which 'stepping' my processor is?

Yes, it is a G0. I'm sure that's what the buyer wanted to hear 🐡
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