How to tell which version of 64 processor?

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  1. MC82

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    Hey guys, i just got my Athlon 64 3500+ off ebay. It was listed online to be the 90nm winchester model, but just by looking at the box, I cant figure out which one i got. Could someone tell me how or what would let me know which model i got. thanks.
     
  2. Electronic Punk

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    There was a tool, can't find it tho :s
    IDs AMD chip.s..
     
  3. MC82

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    Is there any way to tell by just looking at the chip before opening the box, seriel number or anything like that?

    I need to know before I open it so if it is the wrong one, i can return it and get my money back.
     
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    ahhh, thanks EP
     
  6. MC82

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    if it says .13 Micron, that means i got the new castle version, right?

    heres the ID number ADA3500DEP4AW
     
  7. Electronic Punk

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    Here is mine :p

    The Winchester core uses a 90nm process (Newcastle: 130nm)
     

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    Yes it does mate.
    Sorry to hear that, but if you got it for a cheaper price... really any reason to moan?
    Apparently Winchester will overclock a little better and uses less power

    Well I am stuck with Clawhammer :)
     
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    .13 Micron = 130nm.. right, if so...

    sigh, he sent me the wrong one. Thanks for the help. Really appreciate it.
     
  10. Tuffgong4

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    yeah that is the older version of the processor...do you have socket 939? if so the 90nm performs a little better with less power and better oclocking
     
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    Thanks for yo help guys, I have contacted the seller and hes exchanging it for the right one. Sigh, the anticipation of running and overclocking this sucker is killing me... it is definately going to be a big jump from my 1800xp processor =D
     
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    only a little :D
     
  13. Sazar

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    hopefully you are getting a decent HSF to aid you in your oc'ing endeavors...

    btw do you HAVE to oc?
     
  14. MC82

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    nah i dont HAVE to, and I probably wont for hte first month or so, I wanna enjoy it as it is for now, then when i feel it getting slow, ill do a lil OCing.