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iammykyl

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Hi.
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Another novice needing help please. Building a new system but have already got stuck. Almost decided on an Asus P5Q Deluxe but choosing the CPU, Intel E8400, have the option of stepping CO or EO. I do not know the difference between them. Would it matter which? If so, whitch one?
Would like to post the full specs later for any suggestions.

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stettybet0

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The E0 stepping is a newer stepping which allows for higher overclocking using less voltage than the C0 stepping. Due to the fact that it uses less voltage, the E0 stepping E8400s will also run a bit cooler, so even if you won't be overclocking, I'd still recommend the E0 stepping (assuming the price is similar).
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Assuming you are not overclocking, buy what ever is cheapest as you won't notice a difference between the two chips. If you are overclocking, the E0 CPU will give you a little additional headroom over the C0 stepping CPU, though I personally wouldn't pay any more for the newer stepping.
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iammykyl

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Hi.

Thank you for your help, I now know about stepping. Will be going for the EO as it does not cost more.

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