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E6400 Engineering Sample?

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Hello all,

I noticed I have an Engineering Sample E6400 processor. I have not been able to find out too much info on Google about what this means, what it is, or it's limitations.

I am also having a hard time getting it over the 3ghz mark.

Any ideas?
 
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I'm guessing it'll want a bit more than 1.24 volts to get past 3.0.

ES= Engineering Sample.
 

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It's a pre production chip. It was never meant to be sold, nor get into the hands of your average user. Some clock really well, some terrible.
 

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Judging by what you have going there it seems that is a descent CPU. IIRC mine took over 1.3V to get to 2.8GHz on mine. When cold enough I was able to bench it at 3.95 and boot into 4.0GHz.

I had a P5N mobo at one point. the board should be able to take you a bit farther once you get the voltages set.
 
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Holy crap..well, u did start out over 4 lol..im starting from 2ghz lol
 
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ooops..typo..still..it's over 3