My 4800+ is LCB9E also. Almost everything I've read about it was positive. AMD has even used that stepping for some of their Opterons. The speculation was that because of Dell's and Sun's demand for Opty's, AMD had to use some lesser silicon to fill the orders. I'm hoping my 4800+ will be stable at 2.8GHz at stock voltage. For $248 that's all I can ask.
Anyway, it seems a couple of people on this site are able to push them to 3GHz
In about 90 minutes I'm going over to a friend's house. We're going to set up our computers out in his unheated garage with the doors and windows opened. It's currently 7Â°F and is going to drop a little lower. Our goal is to see how far we can overclock our systems with the help of some Indiana winter weather. Doesn't that sound like a couple of nerds for ya?!
He's got a P4-D 805 Smithy (Intel traitor!) with a Zalman HSF and I'm taking my FX-55 stepping CABCE with an Arctic Freezer Pro HSF. It should be fun. Depending on the results tonight I may be ditching the quiet Arctic Freezer fan and replacing it with a 90mm Vantec Tornado. I'll just use some zip ties to fasten it onto the heatsink.