My Opty 180 arrived...Can you convince me to keep it? -
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I recieved stepping CCBWE 0550XPMW. The CCBWE are generally not good overclockers with the occasional decent chip that does 3Ghz. Well naturally my luck landed me a trash chip. It does about 2.7Ghz max stable, I'm near the limit right now at 2.760. And that's at 1.475 Volts. With my Zalman 9700, I'm seeing as much as 64C at times under load. That's completely unacceptable. It just hits a wall around 2.7 and it doesn't matter how much voltage you run, it BSOD's and won't load Windows.
So, even being slightly pissed, discouraged, disheartened, etc. I ran some benchies to see just how sucky this CPU is. Well, so far I can only manage a 31.500 in SuperPi. I've pulled 7391 in NuclearMC. Haven't 3DMark06 as I don't have it installed but I'm sure it would be less than satisfactory.
Basically, I'm just trying to prod everyone else's opinions, ideas, comments, concerns, etc. I'm 90% leaning towards sending this turd back. I welcome anyone who can provide enough reasons for me to keep it, but as of now I want it out of my system ASAP.