To clear things up about BH-5 and TCCD.
-Can maintain 2-2-2-5-1T timings under heavy overclock
-Generally caps off at 250Mhz; the older BH-5 could hit 270MHz if you were lucky, but they don't make that anymore so you would have to buy it used somewhere.
-Requires excess voltage when overclocked (ex: 3.5v+ for 250MHz)
-Generally cheaper than TCCD.
-Requires looser timings when overclocked, like 2.5-3-3-7-1T.
-Can reach very high overclocks, 300MHz+.
-Even under heavy overclock, the most voltage you should ever feed TCCD is 2.9v.
-Generally more expensive than BH-5.
Originally posted by SomethingWicked
A friend of mine bought a 148 with the CAB2E 0546 stepping and has it up to 2.8ghz stable on air. So I'm thinking the "bad" stepping...isn't THAT bad. What advantage would I get with the 170 considering the price is pretty much doubled ?
Sorry about all the questions, some might be kinda stupid. Hope your up to put'n on a clinic
The 148 is single core, the 170 is dual core. Newer programs and games (like Unreal Engine 3) are going to have a big advantage with dual core because they are going to be multithreaded.